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Lexington Health Care Chooses OnShift for Nurse Scheduling and Employee Communications in all Facilities
Date:6/30/2010

Lexington Health Care sought to improve quality of care while decreasing labor costs in all 10 of its facilities in the Chicago area. OnShift enabled the company to reduce overtime by 71% in less than 60 days.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 30, 2010 -- OnShift, (www.OnShift.com), developers of nurse scheduling and employee communication software, recently announced it had been selected by Lexington Health Care (www.lexingtonhealth.com) for an enterprise-wide deployment of the OnShift system.

Lexington Health Care owns 10 skilled nursing facilities in the greater Chicago area, and its service lines include long term care, subacute and rehabilitation services, as well as memory care services, which caters to those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related diseases. The facilities rehabilitated over 4,000 patients in 2009, and manage over 2,000 beds at any given time.

Lexington’s highest priority since its inception has been to provide quality patient care. The company faced two major challenges to this priority: Overtime utilization has historically been extremely high yet many of the NHPPD ratios were lower in some facilities than they wanted. Lexington Health Care CEO Dale Zaletel identified labor cost management as the strategic priority for 2010.

Lexington Health Care researched several scheduling options and services. After a thorough review, OnShift was selected for its ease of use, the SaaS software model, and the willingness of the OnShift team to partner with them, from implementation and training to ongoing support.

As with all skilled nursing facilities, the primary focus for the staff at Lexington Health Care is patient care, not having to spend an inordinat
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