Committed OREC increases surgical volumes through improved FCOTS, suite utilization

The client Faith based hospital with 302 beds in the Northwest The challenge Lack of physician engagement in departmental strategies for optimizing core processes and surgical volume growth Underutilization of surgical capacity Physician dissatisfaction with staff expertise and competency Redundant and wasteful processes At risk for compliance with regulatory agencies The approach The process began Read More >

Operating Room Executive Committee reverses 5 years of declining OR volumes

The client Five hospital system in the Southeastern part of the country with more than 1,000 beds and 68 operating rooms The challenge Deteriorating condition of physical plant due to lack of capital funds Lack of clinical excellence commitment among OR staff Physicians felt nothing would ever change 5 years of declining surgical volume The Read More >

Laser focus on non labor expenses delivers $14 million in sustainable savings

The client Southwest Washington Medical Center was a stand-alone 422-bed acute care facility located in Vancouver, Washington, which merged with PeaceHealth, a large multi-state healthcare system, to become PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. The challenge Novia was engaged to lead the Non Labor efforts and achieve a $14 million savings target. While this was a hospital-wide Read More >

Hospital-wide staffing assessment enables hospital to achieve $5.2 million labor savings

The client 350 bed not-for-profit hospital located in Southern California The challenge The client facility had identified the need to significantly reduce their labor costs. They had been experiencing a decline in their general level of reimbursement, a significant reduction in their bottom line, and heightened competition in their immediate marketplace. The approach Together with Read More >

Evidence-based best practices deliver $1.2 million savings in premium pay practices

The client Acute care hospital in the Northwest with 280 beds The challenge The hospital had not reviewed premium pay practices and paid leave utilization in a number of years, so many policies were outdated and practices had grown beyond the original intent of the written policies. The approach Organized an HR Committee of dedicated Read More >