Care Variation Improvement for Illinois Hospital

Situation HSHS St. John’s is a 439-bed regional medical center offering an array of comprehensive healthcare services to central and southern Illinois. Located in Springfield, Illinois, St. John’s is the flagship hospital of the Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), a multi-institutional healthcare system that sponsors 14 hospitals across Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as an… Read More

Care Management Redesign Achieves $10+ Million in Savings

Situation A safety net hospital system in New York State sought clinical performance improvements to take care delivery from “good” to “great.” The system has more than 500 inpatients beds, home health, long-term care and a multispecialty medical group. The two flagship facilities had approximately 17,250 annual discharges. The larger flagship hospital’s Emergency Department (ED)… Read More

Rapid Integrated Performance Improvement

Situation Located in Cortland, New York, Cortland Regional Medical Center is a 209-bed community hospital including a nursing and rehabilitation center, long-term healthcare program, joint regional medical practice, and joint venture relationships.In 2012, Cortland’s patient volumes unexpectedly and dramatically declined and the CEO retired. Monthly operating losses approached $1 million and reduced the organization’s debt… Read More