SOURCE: Medefis, Inc.

Medefis Vendor Management Solutions

March 23, 2011 13:28 ET

Medefis, Inc. Announces Vendor Management Agreement With University of Kansas Hospital

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) -  Medefis, Inc., one of the nation's largest providers of end-to-end workforce solutions, announced today that it has signed a vendor management services agreement with The University of Kansas Hospital ("TUKH"), the Kansas City region's premier academic medical center, to manage the procurement of its nurse staffing augmentation requirements. 

TUKH ranks among the nation's top academic medical centers in both patient satisfaction and the quality and safety of patient care. The hospital serves patients from its Kansas City, KS location and sees patients from 49 states.

"Medefis has made it easier to fill our supplemental workforce needs," said Fernando Ramirez, Supervisor - Nursing Administration, The University of Kansas Hospital. "It has allowed us to bring better management skills to the (staffing) process while providing workforce suppliers a quick and fair way to meet our needs."

Medefis President and Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Saville, said, "TUKH is an exceptional, patient-centric healthcare organization, and we are very pleased that they have selected Medefis to manage their nurse staffing services. Our VMS solution, principally supported by our easy to use proprietary technology, will streamline and standardize the staffing process for TUKH while delivering new levels of continuous clinical, operational and financial efficiencies. We are confident that we can deliver great results for TUKH."

Medefis, Inc. is a leading provider of vendor management services (VMS) technology for hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country. The Medefis VMS platform provides centralized, end-to-end management of a hospital's entire supplemental staffing process and is powered by a proprietary bidding and talent ranking engine that ensures medical facilities receive the best-qualified clinical professionals at a true market rate. Medefis, Inc. has streamlined the process of supplemental staffing for healthcare providers nationwide by offering a convenient, centralized web-based VMS technology and service. Medefis, Inc. is based in Omaha, NE. For more information, visit their website at or contact Stephen Saville, President and CEO, at (866) 711-6333 x117.

The University of Kansas Hospital is the region's premier academic medical center, providing a full range of care. The hospital is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, and their various leading edge research projects. The constantly growing facility contains 583 staffed beds and serves more than 26,000 inpatients annually. The University of Kansas Hospital's comprehensive heart program is ranked 37th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is housed in the state of the art Center for Advanced Heart Care. Other U.S. News & World Report ranked programs include Ear, Nose and Throat, Kidney Disorders, Urology, Pulmonary and Geriatrics. The cancer program is part of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, based in the region's largest outpatient cancer facility, the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion, located in Westwood, Kansas, 1 ½ miles from the main hospital. The hospital has received Magnet nursing designation, reflecting the quality of care throughout the hospital, an honor awarded to only 3.5 percent of the hospitals nationwide. The hospital also houses the region's only burn center, liver transplant program and the area's only nationally accredited Level I Trauma Center. For more information, visit their website at or contact Bob Hallinan at 913-588-5246.

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