A multi-state integrated health system engaged DCCS to assist with consolidating two hospitals into one new medical center. The health system needed to validate potential labor savings resulting from the architect’s new hospital design.
DCCS was requested to provide best practice staffing models focusing on shifts and positions for all major departments, as well as all clinical, ancillary support, and physician/hospitalist staffing. Additionally, the project required urgency to facilitate Board decision-making.
DCCS’s Full-Service Capabilities Engaged
Leaders from DCCS service lines provided support and expertise to the project:
• DCCS Nursing Advisory Services
• DCCS Financial/Operational Services
• DCCS Surgery Management Improvement Group
• DCCS Hospital Physician Advisors
DCCS produced best practice staffing models for each department, and each staffing model was built to flex with volume for future planning purposes.
A final product was presented on time and on budget.
- The Health System was able to assess the number of staff working in two hospitals vs. the total staff needed for the new medical center in key departments by job and shift.
- DCCS provided the Health System with flexible staffing models to assist with changing volume assumptions.
- The DCCS staffing models converted labor hours into key productivity indicators (e.g. Hours Per Patient Day) that could be further crossed referenced to industry standards.
- The Health System gained the ability to validate labor savings attributable to the new hospital design.
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