Clinical Colleagues, Inc. (CCI) reduces anesthesia costs by an average of $300,000 annually. One hospital saved an impressive $1.5 million in one year. And health systems, hospitals, and surgery centers can be reassured by the fact that we have consistently met or exceeded our financial projections for 100% of our clients. When we combined patient-centric standardized care, better revenue capture, and a more cost-effective staffing model, the end result is an improved bottom line for your organization.
Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center
When Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Missouri moved into a new, state-of-the-art $173 million facility, an opportunity existed to improve anesthesia operations, while also operating more efficiently from a cost standpoint. HMA Market CEO Charles Stewart and other hospital leaders established a partnership with Clinical Colleagues, tasking the team to develop a new model that would add three new cardiac anesthesiologists, while simultaneously cutting costs within the department. CCI took a patient-centric standardized care approach in evaluating the hospital’s existing anesthesia management practices and protocols, and identified new systems to streamline productivity and improve staffing and scheduling standards. Through implementation of this new model, Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center has documented more than $1.5 million in anesthesia savings, despite adding those three new providers and retaining its existing team of CRNA’s.
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center
The CEO of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Kansas knew that a major revamp of the organization’s anesthesia group was required, but needed comprehensive support to determine the most ideal leadership and staffing model, and ultimately implement change. Clinical Colleagues thoroughly reviewed and analyzed surgical case types and patient volume trends to identify the right staffing model to safely and efficiently support the hospital’s operating rooms, obstetrical service line and surgery center. As a result of that assessment, an experienced physician was recruited and appointed to lead the anesthesia department, adding depth to the hospital’s leadership team and providing a much-needed structure for oversight of 14 anesthesia providers. The successful reconfiguration of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center’s anesthesia team ultimately led to achievement of the organization’s core measures and quality management expectations.