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Resurrection Health Care Selects ShiftWise to Streamline and Automate Staffing Process
ShiftWise Will Simplify Staffing Procurement Process at Eight Hospital Locations
PORTLAND, Ore—March 20, 2007 – ShiftWise, the nation’s leading provider of online healthcare staffing management services, today announced that Resurrection Health Care has selected ShiftWise to automate its staffing agency programs, including both local per diem and national traveler agencies. The ShiftWise service will give Resurrection a competitive advantage in the Chicagoland area by introducing a highly efficient system to maximize its supplemental staffing budget, eliminate time-consuming and manual paper-based processes, and improve quality through shared communication within the organization. ShiftWise’s technology will also enable Resurrection to maintain staffing continuity at each hospital facility while centrally managing bill rates, contract terms and quality control initiatives. By pooling information from each agency, Resurrection will significantly increase its ability to choose the best healthcare worker to match its specific needs for each shift.
“Technology advancements are now enabling large healthcare organizations like Resurrection to improve staffing processes with a minimal investment and huge ROI,” said Don Houchins, Director of Maternal Child Services and Director of Nursing Education for Saints Mary and Elizabeth Centers. “The ShiftWise service gives us tools to better manage rates from the agencies that provide supplemental staff for all of our eight hospitals. In addition, the credentialing features inherent in ShiftWise’s service will give our staffing department the information necessary to fill all open shifts with the highest quality professionals.”
Staffing issues are important to Resurrection Health Care as the organization employs 14,500 people at more than 100 different facilities and maximizing efficiency can represent significant cost savings for the organization. Sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and the Sisters of the Resurrection, Resurrection is Chicago’s largest Catholic healthcare system. The system’s eight hospitals in the Chicagoland area include: Holy Family Medical Center, Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, Resurrection Medical Center, Saint Francis Hospital/Evanston, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, West Suburban Medical Center and Westlake Hospital.
“We look forward to working with Resurrection Health Care, an organization widely recognized for its excellence in health care services in Chicago,” said Jason Lander, vice president of sales at ShiftWise. “With our commitment to the relationship and round-the-clock customer service, we have increased our sales and support presence in the Chicagoland region. This new staff is dedicated to helping Resurrection simplify staffing in order to direct all focus on delivering the best patient care.”
More than 350 healthcare organizations around the country rely on the ShiftWise service as an alternative solution to complicated and expensive processes often in use for supplemental medical staffing. Its intuitive, Web-based interface lets users fill supplemental medical shifts easily and efficiently, while allowing hospitals to consolidate staff search, booking, billing and record-keeping.
Founded by healthcare staffing professionals, ShiftWise delivers a more efficient way for hospitals and other healthcare providers to quickly and efficiently find and book supplemental healthcare workers. The Web-based ShiftWise service provides hospitals with an unprecedented level of control over their staffing processes, consolidating staff search, booking, billing and record-keeping into a single easy-to-use interface. Based in Portland, OR, ShiftWise provides automated staffing management technology to hundreds of healthcare organizations and multiple state hospital associations nationwide. To learn more about ShiftWise call 866-399-2220. Website: http://www.shiftwise.net