Wednesday, December 10, 2008

FTE calculations for budgeting purposes

Do any of the Hospital’s in Maine use gross square footage of their facilities to benchmark their FTE (full-time employee) calculations for budgeting purposes? York Hospital has historically utilized adjusted patient days for all FTE budgetary staffing calculations (clinical and non-clinical) which is not very effective for Environmental Services staff (Engineering, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Biomed and Security), particularly given the growth of our facility in recent years. If any facility managers are using an alternate means to benchmark or assess appropriate staffing levels, I’d be interested in talking with them about their organization’s methodology.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Work Management Software

What do you use for work management software and would you recommend it?