Integration Update: Redesigning Jefferson for 2000 Implementation Begins
Working through 20 restructuring design teams, Jefferson employees
in the past year identified numerous cost reduction or revenue enhancement
opportunities. These ideas ranged from simple but economical changes in
products and methods to comprehensive restructuring of the organization
and its major processes.
Now the task of implementing begins. To manage this phase of the restructuring,
Jefferson has created the Executive Redesign Implementation Team (ERIT).
This team, lead by Rebecca O'Shea, Vice President for Clinical Program
Development, and composed of Dick Alberto, Donna Ambrogi, Frank Giorgilli,
Frank Milewski, and Susan G. Miller and Linda Gehring, HealthLINK Liaison,
will oversee, coordinate and help facilitate Design Implementation Teams,
each charged with the actual implementation of approved cost reduction ideas
in specific areas. Implementation will be monitored to assure that savings
are realized while maintaining the quality of care and services. In addition,
the ERIT will support Redesign Teams that will continue to identify cost-saving
opportunities in the Ancillary and Diagnostics, Support Services, and Supply/
Materiel Management areas.
The success of this effort will position Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
to maintain its strong, competitive position well into the year 2000. The
ERIT will keep Jefferson staff apprised of its progress in future issues
of JeffNEWS, in a newsletter, and through representation at the various
forums and departmental staff meetings.