Illinois Health System Partners with Care Logistics

Blessing Health System Implements the Care Logistics Hospital Operating System

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jan. 3, 2018 -- Care Logistics, the market leader in helping hospitals Progress Care, Drive Efficiency and Achieve Performance Excellence, announced today that Blessing Health System has successfully implemented their Hospital Operating System to transform care delivery and lower the cost of care.

"At Blessing Health System, healing is a passion, and we focus on high quality care and delivering the best care experience for our patients.  We are also committed to remaining financially and operationally strong to ensure we can continue to fulfill our mission and support our community for many years to come.

Our partnership has exceeded expectations, and we are excited with the impressive results we have achieved.

We partnered with Care Logistics to improve patient flow and care delivery at Blessing Hospital while driving down the cost of care.  Our partnership has exceeded expectations, and we are excited with the impressive results we have achieved."  - Elliot Kuida, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer  

The Care Logistics Hospital Operating System, with a unique combination of process engineering and human logistics software, breaks down operational silos and dramatically improves communications, coordination, and handoffs between caregivers across all departments. Key metrics positively impacted at Blessing Health System include:

  • Length of stay
  • Case-mix index
  • Percent of Patients in Observation Status
  • ED left without treatment
  • Premium labor costs
  • Nursing Productive Hours
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Capacity for Admissions increase

Blessing Health System is committed to putting their patient at the center of all they do and have established a system aim of "Patients first because ICARE."

"Hospital leaders and care providers face a challenging environment today. We are pleased to collaborate with Blessing 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 improving patient flow and care delivery, Blessing is ensuring a high-performance environment that delivers positive outcomes for their patients."

Straub added, "Because Blessing adopted the full Hospital Operating System they have been able to achieve broad gains quickly.  In the current environment, time to value is critical."

About Care Logistics:

At Care Logistics, we help hospitals improve operational efficiency and patient experience by more efficiently managing care coordination and patient throughput.  Our team has expertise in process engineering, change management, and care coordination.  We put that expertise to work to drive sustainable improvements in efficiency and reliability, with a positive impact on financial performance.    

About Blessing Health System:   

Blessing Health System consists of two award-winning hospitals, a nationally-recognized physician group, an accredited college of nursing and health sciences, a network of medical specialty businesses and a charitable foundation. Serving a primary market area of west central Illinois, northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa, Blessing Corporate Services, Inc., is the parent company of the System providing support and direction to Blessing Hospital; Illini Community Hospital; Blessing Physician Services; Denman Services, Inc.; The Blessing Foundation and Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences. The Mission of Blessing Health System is to improve the health of our communities.

Lisa Neisen | Blessing Health System | | 217-223-8400, ext. 4190