Jerry Wei, the hospital administrator at St. Charles General, must appoint head nurses to four newly established departments: urology, cardiology, orthopedics, and obstetrics. In anticipation of this staffing problem, he had hired four nurses, considered their backgrounds, personalities, and talents, and developed a cost scale ranging from 0 to 100 to be used in the assignment. A 0 for a nurse being assigned to the cardiology unit implies that the nurse would be perfectly suited to that task. A value close to 100, on the other hand, would imply that he or she is not at all suited to head that unit. The accompanying table gives the complete set of cost figures that the hospital administrator feels represented all possible assignments. Which nurse should be assigned to which unit?

Jerry Wei, the hospital administrator at St. Charles General, must appoint head nurses to four newly established departments: urology, cardiology, orthopedics, and obstetrics. In anticipation of this staffing problem, he had hired four nurses, considered their backgrounds, personalities, and talents, and developed a cost scale ranging from 0 to 100 to be used in the assignment. A 0 for a nurse being assigned to the cardiology unit implies that the nurse would be perfectly suited to that task. A value close to 100, on the other hand, would imply that he or she is not at all suited to head that unit. The accompanying table gives the complete set of cost figures that the hospital administrator feels represented all possible assignments. Which nurse should be assigned to which unit?

Department

NURSE UROLOGY CARDIOLOGY ORTHOPEDICS OBSTETRICS

Hawkins 28 18 15 75

Condriac 32 48 23 38

Bardot 51 36 24 36

Hoolihan 25 38 55 12

Determine the assignment of nurses.

the total cost is?