Cost-reduction Initiative Update

Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 11:03:55 AM

The cost-savings project at United Health Services Hospitals has hit the $5 million dollar mark in the team membersí efforts to identify potential reductions in non-labor-related expenditures. To date, the projectís steering committee has found $5 million in possible savings, which puts the group near the high-end target of its original goal: finding between $3.8 and $5.5 million in cost preventions or reductions. The committee is working with Wellspring, a leading health care improvement organization, to identify areas where dollars can be saved.

The steering committee is working with Wellspring, a leading health care improvement organization, and has assigned five teams to search out and work on specific projects. If you would like to bring up a suggestion, contact Keith Jamba, director of Materials Management and coordinator of the cost-savings plan at keith_jamba@uhs.org; or e-mail one of the team leaders listed here: Contract Services and Supply Chain - Claudio DeRosa; Pharmacy - Larry Tremel; Food and Environmental Services - Mark Gryskevicz; Laboratory - John Walters; Clinical, Operating Room and Cath Lab - Gail Thalacker.


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