Catholic Health Initiatives St. Anthony Hospital Chooses Schedule360 Nurse Scheduling Software to Automate Shift Scheduling
March 29, 2018
CHI St. Anthony Hospital serves the residents of Umatilla County, OR through a state-of-the art, critical access facility that opened in December 2013. The new 103,000-square-foot hospital features 4 operating rooms, 11 emergency rooms, 30 private patent rooms and the latest medical equipment.
To optimize its nursing workforce for shift scheduling, St. Anthony Hospital selected the web-based nurse scheduling software from Schedule360®.
Cost-Effective, Easy-to-Use System:
As Critical Access Facility with limited resources for shift scheduling, St. Anthony Hospital was searching for a system that was both affordable as well web-based. A St. Anthony Staffing Manager Comments,
Our Operational Budget is limited and we always find ways to stretch our dollar. Schedule360® was extremely affordable as a monthly subscription. Additionally, they provided all set-up, training, and our first month of scheduling for no additional charge. We like the fact that Schedule360® is a web-based system that can be accessed by both Staff and Management from both computer and phone. The training for both Staff and Management was very straightforward and the system was up and running in a very short period of time.
Automation Saves Time for Filling Open Shifts:
The Manager comments further: We have noticed a significant time savings for managing the schedule each month as well as daily schedule management by our Supervisors. We are saving 15-20 hours a week on supervisor time that used to be spent calling every person individually to fill in a shift. Prior to Schedule360®, we would often call 30+ people to fill one open shift. Now we just dispatch the shift electronically and it sends it out to all qualified parties instantly. The staff can pick it up without any “sales pressure” from the manager, supervisor or staffing coordinator. The employees like the ability to see their schedule and to pick up shifts from their phones
Full Schedule Transparency for the Entire Hospital:
As Schedule360® gives a real-time view of the schedule, everything is always up to date. Our old method of using spreadsheets caused an update lag and distribution problem any time a change was made to the schedule. By eliminating a manual process, employees can now request vacation >6 months in advance electronically instead of using paper. The transparency of the schedule allows us to manage these requests and increase employee satisfaction. Finally, we utilize the Schedule360® print versions to post 24 hour staffing sheets for the entire hospital so that every department can see the staffing. This has allowed us more transparency in how we staff the entire hospital.
Ongoing Support and Training:
The Schedule360® Team is available 24×7 and has been responsive to our needs for ongoing training and management of department schedule modifications. This support does not incur extra fees and is included in our monthly subscription.
About Catholic Health Initiatives:
Catholic Health Initiatives offers expertise, convenience, resources and best in class care from a foundation of togetherness. To serve communities better, we’ve grown into one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the nation. And we’re not done yet. We currently offer care in 18 states across 101 hospitals, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 29 critical-access facilities, community health-service organizations, and nursing colleges.
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. The Schedule360® suite of employee management software 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 to find out why We Know Scheduling.