SOURCE: BidShift

March 01, 2007 09:30 ET

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Selects BidShift® Effective Staffing Program

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 1, 2007 -- San Diego-based BidShift, the leading provider of effective staffing innovations for healthcare providers, has signed a contract to implement its program at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Elmhurst, IL, to provide an automated approach for filling open shifts, empowering employees, and supporting effective staffing practices.

BidShift's web-based solution provides convenience and flexibility to both nursing and nursing support personnel for filling open shifts, transforming what traditionally has been a time- and labor-intensive manual process and reducing reliance on expensive contract labor. Staff use the technology to log on from work or home, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and view and request to work open shifts beyond their base schedule and their own unit when qualified to do so.

"Incorporating BidShift's program will help us to proactively manage open shift scheduling so that we can effectively staff to meet the healthcare needs of the community," said Pam Arnold, chief nursing officer, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare. "We believe BidShift will contribute significantly to improving operational efficiency, nurse satisfaction, and our practice environment."

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare will also be implementing BidShift as a means to decrease costs for agency contract labor, reduce turnover and vacancy rates, give staff more choice and flexibility over the shifts they work, and reduce the administrative burden on nurse managers and the staffing office.

"Chicago's competitive labor market makes it critical for Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare to leverage the organization's workforce while creating a progressive and satisfying work environment," stated David McCaslin, CEO of BidShift, Inc. "With BidShift's effective staffing program as a core part of their effective staffing strategy, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare is demonstrating commitment towards improving the work lives and satisfaction of its employees, and the quality of care for its patients."

BidShift is currently used in roughly 130 hospitals across 24 states and the District of Columbia.

About Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare

Founded in 1926, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital today is Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, a comprehensive healthcare organization with multiple locations and services designed to enhance the health of the communities and customers served. With 427 licensed beds, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare and its staff of more than 3,200 employees and 550 physicians are committed to excellence in medical and surgical care, behavioral health, cardiology, emergency care, gastroenterology, maternity, neurosurgery, oncology, orthopedics and pediatrics. For more information, visit

About BidShift

BidShift is an effective staffing innovations company providing healthcare organizations with the technology, strategy, and insight needed to develop effective staffing practices for the next generation healthcare workforce environment. By aligning incentives and dynamically matching the organization's needs with workforce availability, BidShift positions organizations to retain and attract qualified staff, deliver high quality, cost-effective health care, and cultivate a world-class workforce/working environment. To learn more, visit

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