Human Resources

Improving Pay Practices by Reducing Standby & Callback Expense

The client This five-hospital system wanted to improve pay practices by reducing expense related to standby and callback pay in the procedural departments. The challenge With more than $7.3 million spent annually on standby and callback pay in the procedural departments, our client recognized the opportunity to reduce these expenses while simultaneously improving pay practice Read More >

The Premium Pay Challenge – It’s Not Rocket Science

Is your hospital struggling to meet its financial targets? Most are, and yet many executives are often uncomfortable, unprepared, or under-resourced to scrutinize one of the largest expenses on the income statement…salaries and wages. Over the years, I’ve heard many reasons for this, including: “We have collective bargaining agreements. There is nothing we can do.” Read More >

Data Drives Competitive Compensation Program

The client This Level 1 trauma center and acute care hospital needed a competitive hospital staff compensation strategy to attract and retain quality employees – but lacked the data needed to develop it themselves. The challenge Faced with grossly outdated benchmarking data, our client realized they needed outside help to research and identify competitive hospital Read More >

Novia Strategies Welcomes Sheree Aiken, Consultant

With significant experience in compensation and benefits, case management and revenue cycle, Sheree Aiken brings additional bench strength and deep subject-matter expertise to Novia’s consulting team POWAY, Calif. — Novia Strategies is pleased to welcome Sheree Aiken in the position of Consultant, bringing additional bench strength and deep subject-matter expertise to Novia’s hospital and system Read More >

Reducing Hospital Employee Benefit Expenses

The client This multi-facility not-for-profit California health system faced significant increases in employee health plan expenses and was contemplating system-wide changes to its reduce its hospital employee benefit expenses. The challenge To address the projected negative bottom line in the upcoming budget, our client realized they needed quick yet substantive solutions to reduce expenses in Read More >