One transfer per patient suffices: Structural insights about patient-to-room assignment

While many heuristics have been proposed for the problem of patient-to-room assignment (PRA) with a large variety of different practical constraints, a thorough investigation of the problem’s structure itself has been neglected so far. Therefore, in this paper, we present insights about the basic, underlying combinatorial problem of PRA. At first we consider the problem … Read more

Stochastic Sequencing of Surgeries for a Single Surgeon Operating in Parallel Operating Rooms

We develop algorithms for a stochastic two-machine single-server sequencing problem with waiting time, idle time and overtime costs. Scheduling surgeries for a single surgeon operating in two parallel operating rooms (ORs) motivates the work. The basic idea is that staff perform cleanup and setup in one OR while the surgeon is operating in the other. … Read more