Care Logistics named Preferred Business Partner by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association's (VHHA) Shared Services Corporation

Care Logistics named Preferred Business Partner by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association's (VHHA) Shared Services Corporation

Aug 29, 2017, 10:58 ET

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA), through the Virginia Hospital Shared Services Corporation, (VHHA Shared Services) has selected Care Logistics as a preferred partner to support Virginia hospitals and health systems in the improvement of operational efficiency and patient throughput.

Care Logistics works with health systems to implement a coordinated care delivery program that eliminates operational challenges and improves patient care. What sets Care Logistics apart is its commitment to operational improvement, the skills and health care experience of its team, and the unique industrial engineering methodologies it has developed to help health systems achieve top-tier performance in care progression.

"We're excited to collaborate with VHHA and its hospital members," said Care Logistics Vice President Tom Brunelle. "This partnership enables Care Logistics to share solutions designed to improve patient throughput, care quality and satisfaction with VHHA hospital members."

Brunelle said the Care Logistics team looks forward to hearing directly from hospital leaders about their goals for care quality and efficiency, patient experience, and cost reduction, all of which are keys to building a foundation for success in value-based care. Working with Care Logistics, many clients have achieved positives results, including:

  • Lower average length of stay;
  • Higher case mix index;
  • reduced ED hold time;
  • More efficient diagnostic services;
  • Enhanced patient experience;
  • Higher staff satisfaction; and
  • Improved patient "statusing."

About Care Logistics:
Care Logistics is committed to helping customers achieve dramatic results in patient throughput, quality, and experience. Care Logistics is a Jackson Healthcare company. Contact the Virginia Care Logistics team by e-mailing Tom Brunelle at  tbrunelle@carelogistics.com or Beth Delricco at bdelricco@carelogistics.com. Learn more at www.carelogistics.com.

About VHHA Shared Services:
VHHA Shared Services was founded by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) in 1980 to implement and operate shared services programs for Virginia hospitals and other organizations. It offers an array of distinctive products, services, and solutions that are either state-specific or not currently met by members' other alliances that help to enhance clinical, financial and operational performance. For more information, visit http://www.vhhaservices.com.

New York Hospital System Partners with Care Logistics

Catholic Health Services Begins Implementation of Care Logistics Patient-Centered Care Coordination Model

Aug 03, 2017, 13:55 ET

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Care Logistics, a company that helps hospitals create a better patient experience by more efficiently managing care coordination and patient throughput, announced today that Catholic Health Services (CHS) selected them as their strategic partner in a comprehensive initiative to transform care delivery and lower the cost of care.

"CHS delivers patient-centered care, and part of that entails ensuring the best patient experience possible," said Executive Vice President and CFO of CHS Daniel DeBarba. Our goal is to generate a higher level of efficiency in the delivery of care, to drive down cost and create a better patient experience.  Care Logistics will help us meet our objectives."

Care Logistics blends best practices in care coordination and patient progression with unique human logistics software to drive results. In addition, the Care Logistics Hospital Operating System provides performance improvement disciplines that dramatically improve communications and handoffs between caregivers and across all departments. Key metrics impacted by hospitals working with Care Logistics include:

  • Length of stay
  • Case-mix index
  • Percent of Patients in Observation Status
  • ED left without being seen
  • Premium labor costs
  • Capacity for growth

"We are honored to support CHS in their mission. Hospital leaders and care providers are faced with a challenging environment today. We are so pleased to partner with CHS to help them on their journey to transform their operations to meet those challenges, said Karl Straub, President, and CEO of Care Logistics. By focusing on delivering efficient, reliable, and predictable care, CHS is ensuring a high-performance environment that delivers positive outcomes."

Straub added, "Because CHS is able to adopt the system incrementally, they can realize patient care and performance improvement within months of starting the engagement. The time to value equation is critical with the pressures hospitals are under today and having a blueprint to follow to impact the metrics that matter is so important."

About Care Logistics:

At Care Logistics, we commit to helping our customers achieve dramatic results in patient throughput quality, and experience. Our team has expertise in process engineering, change management, and care coordination.  We put that expertise to work for you to drive sustainable improvements in efficiency and reliability, with a positive impact on your financial performance.  Learn more at carelogistics.com.

About Catholic Health Services:

Catholic Health Services (CHS) is an integrated health care delivery system with some of the region's finest health and human services agencies. CHS includes six hospitals, three skilled nursing facilities, a regional home nursing service, hospice and a multiservice, community-based agency for persons with special needs. Under the sponsorship of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, CHS serves hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders each year, providing care that extends from the beginning of life to helping people live their final years in comfort, grace, and dignity.

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Boynton Beach, Fla., December 29, 2015— Bethesda Health has been recognized for its remarkable “Commitment to Care” (C2C) transformation initiative in the fall issue of Sunspots magazine by The Florida Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). The article, written by Bethesda Health CFO Joanne Aquilina, explains why today’s hospital financial leaders must focus more on operations, patient care and quality control to guide financial success.

Care Logistics Presenting at the Conference of Metropolitan & Regional Hospital Associations Annual Meeting

Atlanta, December 2, 2015—Care Logistics announced that it was invited to speak and will be participating in the Conference of Metropolitan & Regional Hospital Associations Annual Meeting in Amelia Island, Fla., from Dec. 2-4. The event is designed to share and exchange ideas with various hospital associations and industry leaders throughout the country.

Care Logistics Participating in Hospital 100 Leadership & Strategy Conference

Atlanta, October 15, 2015—Care Logistics announced it will be participating in the Hospital 100 Leadership and Strategy Conference in Key Biscayne, Fla., from Oct. 19-21. The event is one of the industry’s premiere conferences for hospital executives to share and discuss the innovations and strategies that will for a successful future in the new era of healthcare.