Case Studies

$9.4M labor resource savings charts path for fiscal sustainability

The client This Southeastern health system comprises over 680 inpatient beds in 3 hospital campuses, outpatient facilities and various primary and specialty care practices across the region. Specialty services include Trauma, high acuity OB and Neonatal Intensive Care, Behavioral Health, Neurosurgery, Cardiac Surgery and Intervention, Critical Care and comprehensive Orthopedic Surgical services. The System is Read More >

Look-back Shows Sustainable CSSD Compliance, Safety Gains

The client Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top hospitals in the nation, this 300-bed midwestern community hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services from emergency, cardiac and critical care to orthopedic, childbirth and other diagnostic and therapeutic services. The challenge With the recent publication of Read More >

Labor productivity initiative delivers $5.3 million savings for 63-bed hospital

The client Barton Memorial Hospital (BMH) is a 63-bed community hospital with an average daily census of 24 patients. Set in the resort community of South Lake Tahoe, BMH faces tremendous seasonal volume fluctuations due to the surrounding ski and casino industries. This fluctuation and the changing landscape within the healthcare industry posed challenges and Read More >

Surgical Instruments Set Consolidation Reduces Waste

The client This community hospital had no formal process in place for updating operating room instrument sets and requested that Novia provide assistance in the development and implementation of a strategy to standardize their approach and to reduce waste in the process. The challenge Setting up and monitoring a sterile field in an operating room Read More >

The Smart Approach to Smart Technology

The client One of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare providers envisioned true “closed loop” IV medication administration. However, their fleet of legacy large volume infusion pumps on four campuses was plagued by manufacturer recalls and mounting mechanical failures. In addition, bedside nurses were becoming increasingly dissatisfied with using many different types of pumps, which lacked Read More >