Labor Productivity

An analytical approach to nurse labor budgets

Developing nurse labor budgets for units can be a challenging task and will often pit nurse leaders against their peers in finance when in fact, it presents a great opportunity to collaborate and leverage the strengths of each discipline. In several of our recent consulting engagements, we have seen the evolution of the relationship between Read More >

Patient Throughput: How ADT Nurses Can Help

In this blog, consultant Chris Phifer discusses how ADT nurses help manage patient throughput and enable hospitals to cope with ongoing bed constraint challenges. Managing patient throughput creates one of the biggest challenges for nursing units. Length of stay for hospitalized patients continues to decrease, with patients discharged after only a few days on the Read More >

$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 >

Leading and Navigating Change with Team Charters

Part of the “Project Management Essentials” series by Susan Bisol, Director Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project.” A project goes through a number of phases characterized by a distinct set 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 >