Accession Number : ADA477467


Title :   Space Utilization Management within William Beaumont Army Medical Center


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 2006-Apr 2007


Corporate Author : WILLIAM BEAUMONT ARMY MEDICAL CENTER EL PASO TX


Personal Author(s) : Lim, Joselito


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a477467.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : The purpose of this study is to develop an effective space utilization program that can be incorporated into William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC). Due to the announcement of base realignment and closure (BRAC) 2005, WBAMC will require additional space in preparation of its beneficiary population increasing by almost 100%. The current process of space utilization management at WBAMC is inefficient and ineffective. Three policy options were analyzed: (1) business as usual, (2) existing policy from another medical facility, and (3) MEDCOM standardized plan for space utilization management. Evaluative criteria for this study are the following: (1) policy, (2) impact on basic operational measures, (3) staff satisfaction, and (4) accomplishment of mission. After analysis of projected outcomes and trade-offs, the recommendation is to remove the business as usual practice from the organization and incorporate an alternate policy consisting of elements from an existing policy from another medical facility and MEDCOM standardized plan for space utilization management.


Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES , *SPACE(ROOM) , *UTILIZATION , *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , POLICIES , ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , MEDICAL SERVICES , TRADE OFF ANALYSIS , MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE