Bethesda Health Increases Efficiency and Saves Money

Bethesda Health realizes annual benefits of $11 million in less than two years

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Bethesda Health in Boynton Beach, FL launched a system-wide care transformation initiative to achieve greater efficiency in their care progression.

The initiatives that embrace a unified patient-first culture and efficient communication and handoffs across the hospital significantly improved patient flow and throughput within the first six months. In less than two years, Bethesda has documented remarkable achievements:

  • Realized $11 million annual benefit
  • Made substantial gains in safety, quality and patient satisfaction measures
  • Increased inpatient and observation admissions by 6.3 percent and outpatient diagnostics services by 19 percent

“This isn’t just a single project or software system,” said Roger L. Kirk, FACHE, president and CEO of Bethesda. “This represents a completely new operating model and way of thinking. Everyone jumped on board, from doctors to nurses to service area technicians and coordinators. It’s been an amazing experience.”

“Because the hospital adopted key system tools and processes incrementally, they realized patient care and performance improvement within months,” said Karl Straub, president of Care Logistics. “It's a misperception that true transformation takes years. Bethesda validates the blueprint for rapid time-to-value in every metric that matters to hospitals, putting them in the healthiest operational and financial positions to provide the best care for their communities.”


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