Programs & Projects

Capital Equipment Procurement and Maintenance for a New State-of-the-Art Hospital in Ethiopia

January 2016 - April 2016


The Ethio-American Doctors Group (EADG), a cohort of 250 physicians, is building a state-of-art hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The hospital is expected to consist of 300 hospital beds, 8 operating rooms, and an 80-room multi-specialty clinic.

The EADG wanted to assess major equipment needed for the proposed hospital, and determine costs associated with maintenance and repair of these items. A student team,¬†from the University of Michigan’s Ross School International Business Immersion course (BA685), was engaged to provide an analysis and evaluation of total annual operating costs for imaging equipment, linear accelerator options, a lab services model, and human capital strategies.¬†Data for analysis and evaluation were gathered from both primary and secondary research.

The student team identified human resource needs as a priority over equipment procurement so they proposed obtaining human capital to manage and maintain equipment. Additionally, the team made recommendations for a manufacturing partner for imaging equipment, a linear accelerator brand, and lab services operations.

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