Labor Productivity

What your care management program may be missing – and it can cost you big!

By Joshua Johnson and Wanda Pell Day in and day out, hospital leaders work hard to provide a high standard of care that exceeds the requirements of governing bodies and goes beyond the expectations of their patients. Multidisciplinary teams are assembled to ensure patients transition through the care delivery system in the most efficient way Read More >

Stop training nurses for other hospitals! How proactive recruiting improves retention

By David Murdock I have recently heard from three of my Clients, all Chief Nursing Officers (CNO), about their frustration in a too often recurring scenario. Their organizations are training new graduates or less experienced nurses only to have a significant number of them leave shortly after becoming a fully functioning member of the clinical Read More >

Employee Engagement Leads to Greater Patient Satisfaction, Improved Safety and Quality

The healthcare industry is in the midst of dramatic changes and as organizations struggle with new reimbursement models, employees are feeling the associated pressure. The changing environment has directly impacted employees through increased use of complex software, pressure for increased productivity and revisions to supply preferences and inventory levels. The result for many hospitals: declining Read More >

Nursing Productivity Improvements exceed $3.9 million savings target, enable hospital to achieve Magnet Hospital designation

The client A 430-bed acute care hospital recognized for its family-centered obstetrical care, orthopedics, cardiology, and oncology programs The challenge The client hospital had not evaluated the efficiency or the effectiveness of their nursing units or the associated staffing ratios for an extended period of time. The organization’s labor budgeting process was simply based on Read More >

$4.5 million labor savings delivered in heavily unionized hospital

The client Heavily unionized 300-bed acute care hospital in the Pacific Northwest The challenge Executive leadership desired productivity targets that managers could be held accountable to maintain but more importantly they desired that their managers buy-in to the productivity and labor budgeting process. The approach Using comparative data from peers that considered CMI, regional competitors, Read More >