St. Mary’s Embraces Paradigm Shift to Reduce Length of Stay, Increasing Time at Bedside, Quality, and Safety
PASSAIC, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- St. Mary’s Hospital of Passaic, New Jersey, and Care Logistics announced today a new strategic partnership to implement the first Hospital Operating SystemTM in the Northeast United States. Care Logistics’ is a pioneer in advancing the application of industrial engineering concepts and information technology in the health care arena. The results provide customers with new solutions that achieve dramatic improvements in patient care, efficiency and quality.
St. Mary’s is the first hospital in the region to embrace this revolutionary approach. Phase I of the project evaluates each step in the patient management chain and eliminates any unnecessary processes. This will speed patient flow, increasing efficiency, quality and safety. It will also allow doctors and nurses to provide more direct patient care at the bedside, rather than with logistical tasks. In the second phase, a customized technology system, featuring large wall-mounted display screens and hand-held devices will then help track patients through every stage in their care allowing diagnostics, treatments and services from multiple areas to be coordinated instantaneously by the system.
“St. Mary’s’ transformation in the last few years has been remarkable, and as their partner we are eager to help them continue their exceptional turn-around. By using our expertise in increasing efficiency, we will help lower costs, increase revenues, add immediate patient capacity, and improve quality,” said Karl Straub, President of Care Logistics. “The Hospital Operating SystemTM will set the stage for St. Mary’s to excel in the environment created by health care reform.”
Impressive results achieved by other hospitals using the Care Logistics’ Hospital Operating SystemTM, helped convince St. Mary’s administration to implement the paradigm shift. With an average reduction in length of stay of 0.5 to 0.7 days in the first year, organizations using the Hospital Operating SystemTM have maximized net margin per case, lowered the cost to provide care, and increased their admission volume. In addition to increased patient and clinician satisfaction, each client has seen at least at least a two-fold return on their investment in the first year. In these tough economic times this has a substantial impact on a hospital’s ability to provide exceptional care.
“Care Logistics’ solution is the most comprehensive approach we have seen to improve operational efficiency and reduce average length of stay,” said Michael Sniffen, FACHE, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Hospital. “The success of our turn-around strategy is largely based on helping our people focus on patient care and medical excellence instead of paperwork and processes. By eliminating unnecessary work and logistical challenges, we will save them valuable time every day that can be better focused on the care of their patients.” Mr. Sniffen concluded, “We expect that the Hospital Operating SystemTM will create a better environment for our doctors and nurses to deliver optimal health care for our community.”
About Care Logistics
Through process re-engineering and enabling software, Care Logistics’ Hospital Operating SystemTM helps hospitals transform their operations to deliver total hospital efficiency. Care Logistics is a subsidiary of Jackson Healthcare, a group of companies focused on providing the healthcare industry with innovative physician and clinical resources and IT solutions. For more information, contact Care Logistics at 800.930.0870.
About St Mary’s Hospital
St. Mary’s Hospital is the primary provider of quality healthcare to the Passaic and Bergen communities, as well as to areas of Essex and Hudson Counties. It is a non-profit acute care hospital offering a broad range of health care services and community outreach programs. St. Mary’s Hospital is a Center of Excellence for Cardiology, Oncology, Maternal-Child Health Services and Outpatient Behavioral Health. The Hospital has 269 licensed beds, over 550 physicians and is one of the largest employers in Passaic. St. Mary’s Hospital is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ
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