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Susquehanna Medical Center operates a general hospital in northeastern Pennsylvania The medical center also rents space and beds to separately owned entities rendering specialized services

Susquehanna Medical Center operates a general hospital in northeastern Pennsylvania. The medical center also rents space and beds to separately owned entities rendering specialized services, such as Pediatrics and Psychiatric Care. Susquehanna charges each separate entity for common services, such as patientsAc€?c meals and laundry, and for administrative services, such as billings and collections. Space and bed rentals are fixed charges for the year, based on bed capacity rented to each entity. Susquehanna Medical Center charged the following costs to Pediatrics for the year ended June 30, 20x5:

  Patient Days (variable) Bed Capacity (fixed)
  Dietary $ 720,000     Ac€??  
  Janitorial   Ac€??   $ 84,000  
  Laundry   360,000     Ac€??  
  Laboratory   540,000     Ac€??  
  Pharmacy   420,000     Ac€??  
  Repairs and maintenance   Ac€??     36,000  
  General and administrative   Ac€??     1,560,000  
  Rent   Ac€??     1,800,000  
  Billings and collections   360,000     Ac€??  
             
       Total $ 2,400,000   $ 3,480,000  
             
 

    During the year ended June 30, 20x5, Pediatrics charged each patient an average of $360 per day, had a capacity of 60 beds, and had revenue of $7.2 million for 365 days. In addition, Pediatrics directly employed personnel with the following annual salary costs per employee: supervising nurses, $30,000; nurses, $24,000; and aides, $10,800.

    Susquehanna Medical Center has the following minimum departmental personnel requirements, based on total annual budgeted patient days:

  Annual Patient Days Supervising Nurses Nurses Aides
  Up to 22,000 4   10   20  
  22,001 to 26,000 5   14   25  
  26,001 to 29,200 5   16   31  
 

    Pediatrics always employs only the minimum number of required personnel. Salaries of supervising nurses, nurses, and aides are therefore fixed within ranges of annual patient days.

    Pediatrics operated at 100 percent capacity on 90 days during the year ended June 30, 20x5. Administrators estimate that on these 90 days, Pediatrics could have filled another 20 beds above capacity. Susquehanna Medical Center has an additional 20 beds available for rent for the year ending June 30, 20x6. Such additional rental would increase PediatricsAc€?c fixed charges based on bed capacity. (In the following requirements, ignore income taxes.)

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Assume that patient demand, revenue per patient day, cost per patient day, cost per bed, and salary rates for the year ending June 30, 20x6, remain the same as for the year ended June 30, 20x5. Prepare a schedule of PediatricsAc€?c increase in revenue and increase in costs for the year ending June 30, 20x6. Determine the net increase or decrease in PediatricsAc€?c earnings from the additional 20 beds if Pediatrics rents this extra capacity from Susquehanna Medical Center.

 
 
     
   
 

SUSQUEHANNA MEDICAL CENTER

 

Computation of Change in Earnings From Rental of Additional Beds

 

For the Year Ended June 30, 20x6

 

Increase in revenue

$648,000

 

Increase in expenses:

   

Variable charges by medical center

216,000

 

Fixed charges by medical center

   

Salaries

0

 

Total increase in expenses

216,000

 

Net change in earnings from rental of additional 20 beds

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