Use the center of gravity method to find a location for the new blood bank facility.

Dawgton has received a grant to build a blood bank center. The city has 25 health care–related facilities that need to be included in the location plan. Some of the health care facilities demand more blood than others. Table 14.9 contains the health care facility locations, overall blood bank transaction demand, and map coordinates. Use the center of gravity method to find a location for the new blood bank facility.

TABLE 14.9 Health Care Facility Location Data

Blood Bank

Dlx,

Dly,

Health Care Facility Location

Transaction Demand

x-Coordinate

y-Coordinate

5th and State

403

0.8

4

Fort Street Clinic

242

3.2

4

Blair Memorial

2634

6

4.5

Children”s

1,454

6.8

2.5

State Road Clinic

783

9

4

Fort Calhoun Surgi Center

1,597

2.5

7

Med Direct I

711

3.9

5.2

Med Direct II

885

5

10

Washington County Clinic

1,399

8.

7

Ea5tSicie Center

461

0.8

16

James Bernard Community Hospital

2,849

1

15

Eastern Surgi Center

1,581

3

13

PCMH

1,150

4

10

Bertie Clinic

1,443

6.5

14.5

Burt County Surgical

986

8

12

Denny Sellon Blood Center

853

11

15

Hillcrest Clinic I

983

5

16

Hillcrest Clinic II

2378

1.8

18

WSJ Health Center

2,010

3.8

20

Jensen Healthcare Systems

725

4

24

I rimark Care

1,465

6

21

JiViK Health Center

1,154

5.5

27

Triple J Senior Care Center

293

7

18

ReadyReady Surgi Center

892

9

20

Desoto Health Care Center

2,611

9.5

24

Total

31,942

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