Facility Planning Part 1

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Facility Planning Part I
University of Phoenix
HCS/466
February 1, 2012

Facility Planning Part I In my community there is a significant need for an urgent care facility. The emergency room in my community is providing care for uninsured, and emergencies at the moment. If it was an urgent care facility for the ambulatory patients who are uninsured; this would take a huge load off the emergency room, and it would allow true emergencies to be treated accordingly. Currently many services that can be rendered in such a setting are done at the hospital as an outpatient service. This service uses up valuable resources, which could be used for inpatient population is an urgent care facility existed. This community would function very well by developing an urgent care facility that gives much needed services without the headache of hospital waiting time, and hospital registration. Patients presently take up valuable space in the community emergency room or may travel a very long distance to an urgent care facility. Many patients cannot afford the traveling expense, which include gas and mileage for his or her health care. This needed facility does not supersede the patient primary care physician. An urgent care facility is an accessible option when a patient’s regular physician is unavailable and is unable to offer a timely appointment, or when sickness strikes up after normal office hours. Urgent care offers a better alternative instead of waiting in an emergency room for hours. The current population being served is small community equivalent to the large city that surrounds this community. This community consists of several people who are not served well in the area of health care. With the currently population the people are using hospital resources for things that an ambulatory care facility can offer, or they travel long distance to the city to seek such…...

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