Buchanan General Hospital Chooses Schedule360 For Their Hospital Scheduling Software

March 6, 2018

Buchanan General Hospital Chooses Schedule360 For Their Hospital Scheduling Software

Buchanan General Hospital, a 3200 Employee, 134 Bed Facility in Grundy, VA, provides high-quality medical care to the people of Buchanan County and surrounding counties in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

Powerful Scheduling Tools That Fit Our Budget:

Patty Dorton, Chief Nursing Officer explains why Buchanan General selected Schedule360® as their hospital scheduling software. “We used to use ANSOS One-Staff, and I loved that product. One of the challenges we face as a smaller, rural hospital is the need to maximize our resources on a budget. The ANSOS program had features that we neither needed nor used. I was told that we could not downsize the package to meet our needs…it was basically an all-or nothing package.”

“We viewed a number of products and opted to go with Schedule360® after seeing several demos and speaking with their clients. Their web-based system was flexible, user-friendly, easy to install, and the training for our Staff was available online 24×7. One of the best features of Schedule360® has been its affordability. The cost for ANSOS was astronomical compared to what we spend now.Find out how Schedule360 moved Blanchard Valley from paper scheduling to a 24/7 online scheduling solution.


Additionally, the Schedule360 team has been great to work with for answering questions, scheduling ongoing training, and providing enhancements to the system; all included in the monthly price. When we needed help from our previous vendor, it was often difficult to get a response and when we did, were charged for everything we needed. Schedule360® has been very obliging and has responded to our needs immediately without nickel-and-diming us at every turn.”

Staff Optimization and Handling Last-Minute Needs:

Ms. Dorton continues, “As our Nursing Staff are required to be crossed-trained to work on multiple units, Schedule360® supports this process well through the matching component for employee qualifications. Our Staff can self-schedule into their home units and then pick up extra openings during the PRN scheduling period. This self-service model has significantly reduced the amount of time our Managers spend on the schedule each month. Last-minute needs are easily managed by clicking on the open shift and dispatching the opening to all qualified and available staff. We are very pleased with this system.”

Schedule360® is a highly scalable solution designed to automate the labor management processes of scheduling and staffing. Schedule360® harnesses the power of the web through a “rules-based” system to provide the ultimate in schedule automation while ensuring the correct clinical mix for every shift and every unit within a facility. Schedule360® can be accessed from any internet connection by all users allowing full optimization of all FTE and PRN employees. Self-scheduling, Staggered Group Rotations, Set-Scheduling, and Dispatching Open needs, paired with comprehensive, proactive real-time reports are but just a few features offered.

About Schedule360®


The Schedule360® system was created to harness the power of web-based applications to solve the age-old dilemma of taming the chaos of labor-management and staffing/scheduling. We are a nimble, customer-centric organization that does not subscribe to a “one-size-fits-all” approach to application development. Our applications achieve real-world results and are built to provide both immediate and long-term ROI.

Request a demo with Schedule360 today!The Schedule360® suite of employee management software applications currently serves a diverse group of customers within the healthcare delivery sector. Regardless of the size of your organization, we have the application, but more importantly, the expertise to design a solution to fit your labor-management needs. For additional information, contact us today.