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Crothall Healthcare has redefined “patient experience” in hospital settings, with processes that build value into health care activities while improving outcomes and generating more time for patient care. Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC), a 546-bed hospital and trauma center in the Meridian health family of health care, has partnered with Crothall to fight hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) with capital investment and improved procedures.
Crothall introduced new practical tools and a new culture. “Crothall transport leaders effectively communicated with hospital leadership at all levels, emphasizing the alignment with the institution’s priorities and culture to drive improvement in patient transport operations. UChicago Medicine senior leadership selected Crothall Healthcare over its competitors after a national RFP process,” said Daryl Wilkerson, Vice President Support Services at UChicago Medicine.
Crothall Healthcare Patient Transport Division is constantly improving patient transport outcomes, with processes built specifically for their hospital settings. Memorial Hospital Belleville, a 222-bed acute care hospital serving southwest Illinois and employing more than 2,300 people, partnered with Crothall Patient Transport Division to reduce transport times and enhance the patient experience on their spacious campus.
Crothall’s process-focused approach yielded quick, lasting results. Patient Transport at Reid Health is one of Crothall Healthcare’s Patient Transport “Best in Class” results. Transporters at Reid increased volume across all hospital departments by combining software and centralized organization. Transport times dropped steadily as safety increased: transporters arrive for patient pick-up within 10 minutes for 99% of calls.
Crothall managers and methods increased transport efficiency to the radiology department by more than half, decreasing turnaround time for inpatient procedures by over 55%. May 2016 ended with 90% of radiology trips at the target turnaround time or less, up from 58% only ten weeks earlier. "The increased consistency really helps with scheduling our procedural cases that require doctors and anesthesia," said Bob Lohnes, CAT Scan Clinical Coordinator at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Healthcare Technology Solutions
Crothall’s Healthcare Technology Solutions (HTS) lowered biomedical service costs while improving service efficiency at NYC Health + Hospitals (NYC H+H). NYC H+H is the nation’s largest public health care system with 21 facilities, 11 acute care hospitals and 7500 beds serving more than one million New York City residents annually. Crothall HTS streamlined asset inventory and maintenance to save capital and create new competencies in inspection and evaluation.
Crothall Healthcare Technology Solutions has crafted a unique role in medical device support that saves cost while improving patient safety. Crothall’s EquipCONNECT program at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, a 281-bed facility admitting 12,000 patients in central Louisiana annually, has transformed into a model of time and resource efficiency while improving patient outcomes.
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Crothall was called on by Peninsula Regional Medical Center to address plateauing patient ratings. Within a year, Crothall’s signature staff training and organization programs had increased average HCAHPS cleanliness ratings by 21.7%. Their 81.2 score is one of the best five scores among Maryland hospitals.
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, with more than 337,000 square feet and 182 patient beds, is one of several hospitals in the Inova Health System that has been adopting Crothall’s processes and methods to raise their standard of care and increase collaboration between departments.