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Wednesday, August 1 • 7:15am - 8:15am
PBS: Effective Workforce Management Through Productivity and Benchmarking Best Practices

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   Abstract:  One of the biggest challenges for health-care facilities today is controlling the use of contract labor and managing solutions for workforce management in a challenging economic environment. This session will provide insight to an overall workforce management solution. This solution is an integrated operating model that includes the effective and efficient use of contract labor, recruiting, staffing and enhanced workforce productivity. The presenters will introduce tools to help manage appropriate use of contract labor and premium pay, minimize the adverse effects of the nurse shortage and maximize market leverage to obtain optimal cost savings, quality and contractual terms for contract labor.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Explain the strategic approach to workforce management in today’s health-care market by the centralizing and standardizing of external contract labor costs.
     2.    Emphasize the importance of staff scheduling excellence as an integrated program of scheduling.
     3.    Explain the cutting-edge “Integrated Staffing and Scheduling (ISAS)” process, introducing the value-added benefits of lowering contract labor cost, eliminating daily staff flexing and adjusting that directly compensates for poor scheduling.


Kathy Kohnke

Kathy Kohnke joined Parallon’s Workforce Management Solutions (formerly All About Staffing) in April 2002 after 16 years of experience in senior management in the health-care staffing industry. She has been involved in mergers and acquisitions, international recruitment, government contracting, physician recruitment and has a successful track record in start-up and turnaround situations. Kohnke currently serves as chief operating officer... Read More →

Tony Pentangelo

Tony Pentangelo is currently the chief operating officer of Parallon Workforce Management Solutions. In his role, he provides leadership, direction and ongoing management of the PWMS Per Diem and Permanent Placement Divisions servicing PWMS clients nationwide. He is a key contributor on several national HCA initiatives including HCA’s Scheduling Excellence Program. Previously, Pentangelo served as vice president of human resources for the... Read More →

Richard Tarpey

Richard Tarpey has spent the better part of the last 21 years working with resource scheduling concepts and systems in the airline and health-care industries. He has been with HCA for more than 14 years, working extensively with hospital staff scheduling and productivity during this time. During the last seven years, Tarpey developed a staff schedule quality measurement system which has formed the basis of his doctoral work. He has focused on the... Read More →

Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:15am - 8:15am
Room 113

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