Total Hospital Efficiency Lowers Costs and Improves Quality
February 14, 2012 – Care Logistics today announced an agreement with Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP), a member of Catholic Health Partners (CHP), to implement the Care LogisticsTM Hospital Operating SystemTM solution in the three HMHP hospitals. The signing is the latest for Care Logistics in a time that has seen strong validation of its patient logistics solution from hospitals across the country. Among the results hospitals have achieved by working with Care Logistics are: an increase in net operating margin from one percent to more than five percent; a 25 percent decrease in patient average length of stay; and a 49 percent decrease in hospital-acquired infection rates.
Care Logistics helps hospitals achieve these dramatic performance breakthroughs by creating a culture of efficiency in the hospital, designing a new patient care coordination model, implementing an enterprise logistics software suite and establishing real-time operational performance management. The result is increased and smoother patient flow that leads to a higher level of reliable and predictable operational performance. Based on experience with its other customers, Care Logistics anticipates HMHPs’ return on investment will occur within the first 12 months of operation of the complete solution.
“We are very excited about the partnership with Care Logistics and the implementation of its enterprise-wide solution to increase our total hospital efficiency,” said Robert Shroder, president and chief executive officer, HMHP. “We chose Care Logistics because we believe its ability to customize a solution to our needs will best support our patient care efforts and, most importantly, help us deliver higher quality care to the communities we serve.”
“We wanted to extend the success we are having with Care Logistics in CHP’s northwest Ohio region to HMHP so that we can improve the care experience for our patients and increase our capacity to serve more members of the communities in which we operate,” noted Samantha Platzke, senior vice president, office of operations and systems effectiveness, CHP.
For too long, hospitals have been unable to maximize performance because balancing the flow of patient needs against a variable daily census created an unpredictable environment. CareLogistics solution helps bring a structured process to the hospital in a manner that supports real-time operational performance management.
“By combining successful performance improvement methodologies with care coordination and customizable, enterprise logistics software, we are able to help hospitals make dramatic leaps in efficiency that enhances care quality, reduces lengths of stay, and lowers the cost to provide care,” said Karl Straub, president of Care Logistics. “We are proud that HMHP has turned to Care Logistics to help them implement the systems that will deliver outstanding performance in a reliable and predictable manner.”
About Humility of Mary Health Partners
Humility of Mary Health Partners is an integrated health system located in the Youngstown/Warren area. It is a region of Catholic Health Partners (CHP) in Cincinnati, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. HMHP provides a full spectrum of health care services, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency, urgent care, home care and long-term care. Members are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, HM Home Health Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House, Hospice of the Valley and Laurel Lake. Learn more about HMHP online at www.HMpartners.org.
About Catholic Health Partners
Catholic Health Partners (CHP) is the largest health system in Ohio and the fourth largest employer in Ohio, and CHP is also one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States. With $5.6 billion in assets, CHP employs more than 38,000 associates in more than 100 organizations –- including 31 hospitals –- that meet the health care needs of people in Ohio, Kentucky and contiguous states. Learn more about CHP at www.health-partners.org
About Care Logistics
In support of our customers’ operational goals we provide a leadership mindset curriculum, process reengineering and enterprise logistics software, which help hospitals achieve reliable and predictable operational performance in the areas of throughput, quality and experience. 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. Learn more about Care Logistics at www.carelogistics.com