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This paper describes a problem related to the increased cost of supplies and a decrease in productivity in the surgical services area of Celebration Health. A plan is developed based on these issues, which could aid the unit to become more efficient and cost-effective. This plan will emphasize being cost-effective without compromising quality and safety. Also, it will may improve the fiscal health of the surgical services department by eliminating unnecessary procedures, supplies, and labor, therefore increasing productivity. Problem There are a couple of problems affecting the surgical services department. One of them is that the unit /hospital pays a lot of money for surgical supplies and equipment. The second problem is labor and productivity. The two problems are included in the operational and personnel budget. These types of budgets are the highest cost to the department; personnel budget being the highest then the operational budget (Marquis & Huston, 2012). Why is this a Problem? The use of supplies is a problem because we are spending too much money on them. We are a world-renowned hospital with very high-end robots and equipment. Therefore, our surgeons demand the best and the higher valued machines and supplies. Cost and quality need to be considered. We do not want the quality of care for the patients to be jeopardized because of inadequate planning in regards to low quality supplies (Sullivan, 2009). Labor is a problem because we are not flexing staff when needed, some of our surgeons demand more staff in their room during surgery, and we hold patients in the Peri-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) for hours waiting on an inpatient bed. How it Affects Patients, Nursing, and Organization Fiscally These two issues can aff... ... middle of paper ... ... team cooperation and diligence in working toward common goals, the organization will be able to accomplish significant process improvements resulting in improved quality and efficiency. Works Cited Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2012). Fiscal planning. Leadership roles and management functions in nursing (7th ed.) (pp. 202-228). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2012). Staffing needs and scheduling policies. Leadership roles and management functions in nursing (7th ed.) (pp. 377-400). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Mathias, J. M. (2013). New on-call plan helps to stabilize the staff and budget. OR Manager, 29(4), 7. Nugent, M. (2011). Budget planning under payment reform. Hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), 65(7), 38-42. Sullivan, M. (2009). Nursing budget: Friend or foe. Nursing News, 33(4), 13.

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