Supply Chain Optimization for New York Health System

Situation With the supply and services spend exceeding $200 million annually, a 500+ bed safety net hospital system in New York State recognized the need to tackle challenging savings opportunities, such as physician preference supplies and purchased services, and implement improvements that could be sustained through a centralized supply chain organization. Solution Prism helped the… Read More

Supply Chain and Purchased Services Cost Reduction

Situation The 325-bed flagship hospital of a non-profit, community-directed Wisconsin health system was spending approximately $90 million in supplies, drugs and purchased services. As part of a broader initiative to improve operating margins, the hospital needed to reduce supplies and purchased services costs by $8 million. Solution Prism and representatives from key supply departments, such… Read More

Wisconsin Health System Integration

Situation A non-profit, community-directed Wisconsin health system included eight hospitals, outpatient clinics, post-acute care and high-quality affiliated physicians. Although one system, the entities mainly operated independently with limited interactions and cooperation between the facilities. The system recognized the need to offer high quality, well-coordinated and cost effective care to patients through improved system integration. Solution… 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