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Buchanan General Hospital chooses Schedule360 to replace ANSOS One-Staff for Employee Shift Scheduling.

March 6, 2018

Buchanan General Hospital, a 3200 Employee, 134 Bed Facility in Grundy, VA, provides high-quality medical care to the people of Buchanan County and surrounding counties in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.


Powerful Scheduling Tools that fit our Budget:

Patty Dorton, Chief Nursing Officer explains why Buchanan General selected Schedule360® as their Scheduling Vendor. “We used to use ANSOS One-Staff, and I loved that product. One of the challenges we face as a smaller, rural hospital is the need to maximize our resources on a budget. The ANSOS program had features that we neither needed nor used. I was told that we could not downsize the package to meet our needs…it was basically an all-or nothing package.”


“We viewed a number of products and opted to go with Schedule360® after seeing several demos and speaking with their clients. Their web-based system was flexible, user-friendly, easy to install, and the training for our Staff was available online 24×7. One of the best features of Schedule360® has been its affordability. The cost for ANSOS was astronomical compared to what we spend now.


Additionally, the Schedule360 team has been great to work with for answering questions, scheduling ongoing training, and providing enhancements to the system; all included in the monthly price. When we needed help from our previous vendor, it was often difficult to get a response and when we did, were charged for everything we needed. Schedule360® has been very obliging and has responded to our needs immediately without nickel-and-diming us at every turn.”


Staff Optimization and Handling Last-Minute Needs:

Ms. Dorton continues, “As our Nursing Staff are required to be crossed-trained to work on multiple units, Schedule360® supports this process well through the matching component for employee qualifications. Our Staff can self-schedule into their home units and then pick up extra openings during the PRN scheduling period. This self-service model has significantly reduced the amount of time our Managers spend on the schedule each month. Last-minute needs are easily managed by clicking on the open shift and dispatching the opening to all qualified and available staff. We are very pleased with this system.”


Schedule360® is a highly scalable solution designed to automate the labor management processes of scheduling and staffing. Schedule360® harnesses the power of the web through a “rules-based” system to provide the ultimate in schedule automation while ensuring the correct clinical mix for every shift and every unit within a facility. Schedule360® can be accessed from any internet connection by all users allowing full optimization of all FTE and PRN employees. Self-scheduling, Staggered Group Rotations, Set-Scheduling, and Dispatching Open needs, paired with comprehensive, proactive real-time reports are but just a few features offered.


About Schedule360®
The Schedule360® system was created to harness the power of web-based applications to solve the age-old dilemma of taming the chaos of labor-management and staffing/scheduling. We are a nimble, customer-centric organization that does not subscribe to a “one-size-fits-all” approach to application development. Our applications achieve real-world results and are built to provide both immediate and long-term ROI. The Schedule360® suite of labor management applications currently serves a diverse group of customers within the healthcare delivery sector. Regardless of the size of your organization, we have the application, but more importantly, the expertise to design a solution to fit your labor-management needs. For additional information, visit us at www.Schedule360.com

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