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Acuity Based Staffing: Balancing Cost, Satisfaction, Quality and Outcomes

April 14, 2016

Kelly Gooch, MSN, RN

AcuityPlus Program Coordinator/System Administrator
Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA

Karla Goodson, MBA

Senior Financial Analyst
Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA

Learn how Northeast Georgia Health System designed a TEAM approach between nursing and finance for productivity management. Kelly Gooch and Karla Goodson will share with you the warning signs that they were sliding down a slippery road, and the route they took to return to a productive path. Additionally, they will share how they are maintaining a working productivity vehicle.

Acuity Based Staffing: Balancing Cost, Satisfaction, Quality and Outcomes

June 18, 2015

Nancy Barton, MSN, RN

Director, Clinical Resource Management/ Nursing Support Services
Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA

Today, healthcare reimbursement is linked to achieving positive patient outcomes and patient satisfaction, which ever increases the need for fiscal accountability. Solutions are also needed to enhance the clinical and financial performance of every organization. Since the nursing department is the largest labor cost within the hospital, such solutions are even more critical.

Nancy Barton, our featured speaker, discusses the team approach her organization uses to balance productivity, cost, patient and staff satisfaction, and patient outcomes. Team members include nursing (unit level managers and administrators), finance, and human resources. Everyone has a voice and an important role in the process. Ms. Barton explores the benefits of team partnership to meet staffing, financial, patient outcome, and people satisfaction goals.

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