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Healthy Outcomes: Cost containment strategies for hospital emergency departments

Emergency departments (EDs) within hospitals and health systems are often the largest source of admissions and act as a front door for the organization. With sustained decreases to ED visits due to fears of contracting the coronavirus, many institutions are reexamining their emergency rooms to identify and correct ongoing inefficiencies in order to drive down overall costs.

Listen to this informative Healthy Outcomes podcast episode as our leading industry specialists discuss cost containment strategies for EDs within hospitals and health systems. Topics of discussion include:

  • Identifying the challenges COVID-19 has caused for EDs within hospitals and health systems 
  • Defining the roles of professionals within the ED 
  • Predicting the correct amount of staff and supplies EDs will need during a given day 
  • Managing ED procedures and protocols to create efficiencies, manage patient flow and maximize the correct revenue generation 
  • Ensuring the safety and quality of staff and increasing patient satisfaction 

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About our guests

Glenn Robinson, FACHE, retired chief executive officer from Baylor Scott & White Health

Glenn Robinson is a retired CEO from Baylor Scott & White Health, which is the largest health system in Texas with more than 50 hospitals throughout the state. Glenn has more than 30 years of experience in hospital and healthcare management and is the president of Pacer Consultants as well as a consultant for Baker Tilly.

Rita Smith, DNP, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, former senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Jersey City Medical Center

Rita Smith is a retired senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Jersey City Medical Center and is currently a general partner at C-Suite Healthcare Advisors. Rita has experience in healthcare regulations, clinical quality and safety, care management, budgeting and productivity, critical analysis, strategic planning, program development and execution, mentorship and succession planning. In addition, under her leadership and as a member of a team of senior leaders, she was able to help turn around an organization with multimillion-dollar losses to profitability.

Kenneth Garay, M.D., FACS, senior vice president and former chief medical officer at Barnabas and Jersey City Medical Center

Dr. Kenneth Garay is the chief medical officer at Jersey City Medical Center and has helped developed clinical processes, protocols and algorithms to manage COVID-19 patients. In addition to being a general partner at C-Suite Healthcare Advisors, Dr. Garay is skilled as a practicing surgeon and physician administrator for 30 years and has a successful track record in leadership of a large medical staff.

Paul Goldberg, M.S., former senior vice president and chief financial officer from Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Paul Goldberg is a retired Chief financial officer from Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Paul concentrates on hospital and healthcare finance and management in a variety of settings including turnaround of financially distressed healthcare providers.

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