Shrewsbury, NJ (PRWEB) November 3, 2004
VIE Healthcare has announced the results on their newest proprietary program called EXCITE! (Excellence in Creative Ideas within a Team Environment).
This workshop has quickly proven to be a new tool for health care administration which has a beneficial double edge. EXCITE targets the expense reduction and profit improvement dilemmas, as well as the Employee Relations issues commonly faced by most administrators in healthcare. The program harnesses the power of employees from a broad range of different areas throughout the organization and creates a powerhouse of spontaneous creativity from an undiscovered source within the walls of the organization.
Employees using the spark of teamwork and creativity combined with their key knowledge, brainstorm ideas which lead to organizational, business, process improvements, patient satisfaction, cost savings and revenue improvements in their area of expertise, their worksites.
The brainstorming session, complete with motivational techniques designed with a clear message that tells them; employees matter and employees can make the difference in the workplace. ÂThose in the trenches know best where improvements can be made in saving money.Â Said Ms. Lisa Miller Â President and Creator of the EXCITE Workshops. Combining this with a conceptualization that employees are invited to take an active role and feel a sense of pride by participating in creating excellence and efficiency of their very own areas of expertise. ÂIt becomes a virtual cost savings talent show highlighting staff ingenuityÂ Said L. Miller. The results are high end savings ideas with easily implemented procedures to place them into action.
Miller says that over 25 proprietary and high-yielding questions as asked of the group such as Âwhat is the one best way you can think of that someone in this organization can cut costs?Â and Âin your opinion, whatÂs the greatest challenge f acing your organization today? What are two or three possible solutions to this challenge?Â
ÂHealthcare traditionally has not embraced this concept of using employee generated ideas when thinking of expense control and profit and process improvement. But the huge success with the EXCITE workshop brings in quantifiable savings and the morale boost is astounding.Â -Miller said the success this workshop has brought has been measured at a grand savings of $250,000 annually for most mid-sized hospital organizations. Asking employee suggestions and bringing validation to position has created a very palatable environment from which to pick the fruit of savings and profit improvement. A little consideration goes a long way, and employees enjoy being the ÂexpertÂ for a while and bringing their collaborative effort to the Administration, itÂs a twist on the traditional.
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ has seen first hand how this program has impacted them financially; it had generated 75 cost reduction and profit improvement ideas in just 3 hours. Colusa County Regional Medical Center in Colusa, CA also participated and found an additional savings of over $100,000 added to their expense containment efforts with just one workshop with 12 employees. ÂI do not know of any hospital that couldnÂt use a $100,000 plus boost, it is literally hidden free dollars at their door!Â Â said Miller.
Health care has typically as a whole, is faced with many challenges. The quest to remain Âin the blackÂ has become increasingly difficult. But there are unique resources such as EXCITEÂs high yielding workshop that bring balance on the side of success.
ÂInnovative ideas can come from anyone in the health care workforceÂ, says Miller, Âdo you have a high-performance culture where everyone is trained in creativity and ideas can be cultivated and implemented for savings and improvements?Â
How much money could your organization be saving from the creativity and ideas of your employees? Call us today and find out. Each workshop, with 10-12 employees, is guaranteed, in writing, to produce cost savings and revenue improvement ideas to your organization of $25,000. Most organizations conduct 6-8 workshops (60-96 employees) with savings and revenue improvement results of $250,000 and more. For more information on VIE Healthcare programs and services, please visit: http://www.viehealthcare.com or call toll free 888-484-3332 and speak with Denise Mento-Bisogno, Director of New Business Development and Strategic Partnerships.
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