Methodist Hospital of Southern California Becomes Employee Smart Hospital

Hospital Leverages API Healthcare Workforce Management Technology to Champion Employees, Increase Efficiencies and Reduce Costs

HARTFORD, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- API Healthcare, the leader in healthcare-specific workforce management solutions, today announced that Methodist Hospital of Southern California is now live with API Healthcare Human Resources and Payroll Solution. Methodist Hospital is the first organization to centralize employee records with the latest version of API Healthcare Human Resources and Payroll. Previously relying on manual and disparate processes for critical activities such as payroll processing and basic human resource functions, the organization is using workforce management technology to streamline functionality; improving efficiencies, reducing labor costs and empowering employees to take control of their personal benefit related information.

“Due to the increasing complexity of managing a growing healthcare facility, it was vital that we implemented a solution specifically developed for healthcare,” said Jill Underwood, vice-president of human resources, Methodist Hospital of Southern California. “Since implementing API Healthcare Human Resources and Payroll Solution, the human resources staff has been very pleased with the time and costs savings as we manage our workforce, enabling us to focus on what matters most, helping our employees and improving patient care.”

API Healthcare Human Resources and Payroll Solution is comprehensive end-to end technology which enables organizations such as Methodist Hospital to manage every aspect of their human resources and payroll tasks. Through the creation of a singular employee record, administrators can more efficiently manage and track changes throughout the entire term of an employee’s relationship with the organization, from hire to retirement. Employee Self-Service empowers employees to take responsibility for their own benefits management such as pay statements, earnings history, time-off requests, time-off balances and maintenance of their direct deposit information.

“One of the reasons we chose API Healthcare was their commitment to building products for the healthcare client,” said Kay Berglund, chief financial officer, Methodist Hospital of Southern California. “This was evident not only through their solution but through the pain-free implementation process. It is in large part because of this partnership that everything went as smoothly as it did. The API Healthcare team was always willing to help and treated us like a true partner, not just another client or number.”

“We take great pride in the strength of our implementation teams and we are pleased to hear the positive feedback from new clients as they compare our relationship to their previous experiences,” said J.P. Fingado, president and chief executive officer, API Healthcare. “When an organization makes the decision to deploy an API Healthcare solution they can count on our knowledgeable well-trained staff to guide them through the entire process from beginning to end, ensuring an easy and uneventful transition, which is what every hospital wants from their workforce management partner.”

“Our goal has always been to have one single solution to handle all of our workforce management needs,” said Kara Marx, chief information officer, Methodist Hospital of Southern California. “Running disparate systems is not only inefficient for our clinical employees, it is inefficient for our IT staff. Having a single integrated solution makes good sense for us today, and as we continue to grow it will make good sense for us in the future.”

About API Healthcare

API Healthcare ( is the largest healthcare-specific vendor of workforce management solutions to the healthcare industry. The company’s staffing and scheduling, patient classification, human resources, recruiting, payroll, time and attendance, business analytics, and staffing agency solutions are used by more than 1,000 hospitals and staffing agencies. Founded in 1982, API Healthcare has been rated by KLAS in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards Report ( as the top time and attendance provider system for the last eight years (2002-2009). More information can be found at


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