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SAN DIEGO, Feb. 13, 2006 - The Cleveland Clinic is centralizing workforce management functions for 34,000 employees across nine community hospitals, two affiliated hospitals, and 13 family health centers by implementing Kronos for Healthcare, a suite of workforce management solutions developed by Kronos ® Incorporated (Nasdaq: KRON).
Kronos for Healthcare is the only integrated suite of workforce management solutions that reduces labor costs while increasing productivity, improves employee satisfaction, and delivers quality patient care with a skilled workforce.
"Our managers requested a solution that could accurately track labor costs and provide real-time reports that would enhance the decisions they made with respect to staffing," said Tim Longville, director of financial reporting for The Cleveland Clinic Health System.
The Clinic's health system is also using Kronos' absence management solution. This enables them to enforce attendance and leave policies consistently throughout their organization. It also allows the Clinic to reduce labor costs by ensuring that they are only paying employees for the allotted leave time that they have available.
"With a roster that includes more than 4,000 healthcare customers, Kronos clearly knows healthcare," stated Charlie DeWitt, vice president of enterprise solutions at Kronos. "We have the resources, solutions, and healthcare know-how to help large healthcare organization like the Cleveland Clinic Health System balance management of its workforce with the delivery of high-quality care."
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. The Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names The Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey.
Approximately 1,500 full-time salaried physicians at The Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Florida represent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. In 2004, patients came for treatment from every state and 100 countries. The Cleveland Clinic website address is www.clevelandclinic.org.
Kronos made this announcement from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition being held Feb. 12-16, 2006 in San Diego. Kronos is exhibiting in booth #2036.
The Cleveland Clinic Health System (the "System") is a world-renowned provider of healthcare services. In 2004, the System attracted patients from across the United States and from more than 90 countries. The System is the leading provider of healthcare services in northeast Ohio and a major provider of healthcare in south Florida. The System operates eleven hospitals with more than 3,300 available beds. Ten of the hospitals are operated in the Cleveland metropolitan area, anchored by its flagship, Cleveland Clinic. In addition, the System operates 16 Family Health Centers, including five ambulatory surgery centers, and many additional physician offices over a six-county area of northeast Ohio.
Kronos Incorporated is the most trusted name in workforce management. Kronos helps organizations staff, develop, deploy, track, and reward their workforce, resulting in reduced costs, increased productivity, better decision-making, improved employee satisfaction, and alignment with organizational objectives. More than 20 million people use a Kronos solution every day. Learn more about Kronos' high-impact enterprise solutions at www.kronos.com.