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Nursing labor, quality improvements deliver $8 million savings

The client An academic medical center children’s hospital in Northern California with 311 staffed beds The challenge As part of a margin improvement effort, leadership needed to update productivity targets and establish accountability processes for reaching the targets and redesign underlying processes and workflows. The approach Novia worked with all nursing managers and leaders to Read More >

Benchmarking, productivity monitoring improve staffing efficiencies

The client A 300-bed hospital in Pacific Northwest that is part of a large multi-state health system. The challenge After going through a reduction in force prior to the Novia engagement, the client wished to stabilize staffing and identify additional achievable labor savings opportunities within a 12 to 18 month time period. Novia co-developed improvement Read More >

Quick-turn project ensures compliance with legislated staffing

The client This publicly owned and operated 496-bed acute care hospital was recognized for its integrated teaching programs as well as its world-class rehabilitation program The challenge Develop staffing targets based on in-depth understanding of the patient population, existing systems, processes, and support staff that would achieve legislative compliance while enhancing patient outcomes. The approach Read More >

Contract service negotiations yield $3.2 million savings

The client Academic children’s hospital on the West Coast with 311 staffed beds The challenge Process improvement activities were already underway for perioperative services and case management, but hospital needed to reduce non labor costs as well Existing value analysis structure was already effective but needed infusion of new ideas Hospital was affiliated with larger Read More >

Productivity initiative delivers $12 million sustainable savings

The client Southern California hospital with 238 beds The challenge Implement strategies to align with long-range financial plan targets (2020) to fund the master campus plan and allow for advancement of tertiary and quaternary services for tower opening. The approach Novia conducted interviews, data collection and analysis Individual departmental productivity levels were then benchmarked utilizing Read More >