How do you control staffing and un-spend a million bucks?
An Un-Case Study
By Going Local
We built an in-house pool of local contractors and flex PRN.
We displaced agencies’ transient, expensive travel clinicians.
We eliminated agency markup and saved Flagler Health+ more than $28K a week with $1.5M in projected yearly savings.
It’s one thing to recruit full-time staff. Keeping them is what’s challenging.
Like many healthcare organizations stressed to the limit during the pandemic, Flagler Health+, a 335-bed community hospital, turned to travelers to help fill their staffing needs. Their total cost of recruiting and staffing clinicians was becoming excessive and out of control. Something had to be done.
Locally grown staff stays fresher. And is much more sustainable.
Instead of relying on agencies, Matchwell believes there is a better, longer-lasting, different way—zeroing in on local staffing. We deployed a support team to empower Flagler Health+ to displace travelers with local contracts while building towards an in-house, sustainable flex PRN pool. Which is leading to higher retention and better patient care.
$224K+ CONTRACTED SAVINGS WITHIN SIX WEEKS
$38K+ ONGOING CONTRACTED SAVINGS PER WEEK
$1.5M PROJECTED YEARLY SAVINGS
21 CLINICIANS ONBOARDED IN A MONTH
• Placed 21 new clinicians on local contracts
• Filled 9 respiratory therapists, 5 critical care RNs, 4 med surg RNs and 3 ER RNs
• Scheduled 9 additional local contract clinicians to start in coming weeks
• Waitlisted 20+ clinicians for upcoming flex PRN pool launch
TIMEFRAME: 6 weeks post implementation
LOCATION: Flagler Health+, north Florida
EMPLOYEES: 1,500 BEDS 335
TYPE: Community hospital
DISCIPLINES: RN, Respiratory Therapist, Surgical Tech
ROLES: Respiratory therapist, med surg RN, ER RN, critical care RN, OR surgical technician, cardiovascular OR surgical technician
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We’re on track to save our Flagler Health+ $1.5M in yearly savings.
Matchwell empowered Flagler Health+ to replace expiring travelers with local contracts.
Amazing results — four departments in six short weeks. Now that’s we we call a true partnership.