Individual Project: 8/24
You are the chief financial officer (CFO) at a community hospital. One of the comments that have come back from patient surveys is the need for a commercial 24-hour pharmacy within the hospital. In this way, patients or their families will be able to fill prescriptions and begin taking ordered medication right away instead of waiting until the following day. The chief executive officer (CEO) wants you to create a proposal for the first 3 months of operation utilizing the time value of money tools for the development of this new revenue-generating department.
The following points must be covered in your proposal:
? Include and discuss the need for working capital to include 2 months of startup drug inventory, vendor financing arrangements, personnel costs including salaries and benefits, renovations, disposable supplies, and cost of equipment
? Provide 2 viable options to measure the rate of return to optimize the financial performance of the department based on time value principles with rationale and justification. ? Include a profitability analysis for 3 years.
? Include a schedule of assumptions for your proposal. What questions might the board ask regarding the feasibility of this proposal?
? How might current changes in federal, state, and local policies influence decisions to be made? For a resource guide on using the online library to search for references, click here.
The body of the resultant paper should be 4 – 5 pages and should include at least 5 relevant academic or professional references published in the past 5 years.