Springfield, Ill.-Based St. John’s Hospital Launches Regional Patient Transfer Center with Central Logic ForeFront

Hospital Sisters Health System Affiliate Now Using Industry-Leading Patient Flow Software Application to Manage Patient Transfers with Greater Speed and Efficiency

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — February 24, 2011 — Central Logic, the healthcare industry’s leading provider of innovative patient flow software and consultative expertise, today announced that Springfield, Ill.-based St. John’s Hospital, an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), has selected and installed Central Logic ForeFront™ to manage all operations and documentation requirements associated with the facility’s recently-established patient transfer center, a strategic business function specifically designed to efficiently orchestrate the movements of acute care patients.

The regional hospital, the flagship outlet of the 13-facility HSHS network, will utilize the software to provide additional healthcare services, more effectively-coordinated transfers, and higher-quality care to over 1.5 million residents in central and southern Illinois. St. John’s Hospital is one of the first medical organizations in the state to establish and operate a patient transfer center, and the region’s first facility to leverage Central Logic ForeFront for all of its patient flow management needs.

“Nationwide, more and more regional medical centers, such as St. John’s, are establishing patient transfer centers to effectively handle increased patient flow volume, inside and outside of the facility, and within its own network,” said Darin Vercillo, MD, co-founder and chief executive officer of Central Logic, and a practicing hospital physician. “While this approach makes sense financially and operationally, the achievement of high efficiency and productivity levels in managing these complex processes is just not possible without having the right software in place. That is where Central Logic ForeFront comes into play, especially with its ease of use, affordability, and excellent reporting capabilities. The application makes managing patient flow easier and smoother, thereby freeing up medical staff to focus on delivering the highest-quality patient treatment and care available.”

Central Logic ForeFront is a powerful, easy-to-use Web-based software application designed to streamline patient flows between medical facilities, and securely capture and deliver critical patient movement information to physicians and hospital administrative personnel. In addition, the product gives hospital and medical staff the ability to simultaneously and efficiently manage all types of patient flows, quickly correlate patient admissions, and facilitate swift, accurate decisions based on individual patient needs, doctor availability, and the facility’s bandwidth to accommodate new patients.

St. John’s Hospital is an award-winning organization that handles over 21,000 patient admissions every year. It was named one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals for coronary bypass surgery in 2010, based on data submitted by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Additionally, the hospital and HSHS received Practice Greenhealth’s distinguished 2010 Partner for Change Award, which recognizes healthcare facilities that work cooperatively to monitor and create success in environmental performance, and is given to only five systems nationwide. In 2009, St. John’s was named one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals for cardiovascular care by Thomson Reuters, one of only six hospitals in the state to receive the designation, and the only hospital in central Illinois.

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About Central Logic, Inc.
Central Logic is the healthcare industry’s leading provider of innovative patient flow software and consultative expertise. Since 2005, the company’s solutions have transformed patient transfer processes for some of the nation’s most respected medical systems and hospitals, including Wake Forest University, Baptist Medical Center, HCA Gulf Coast Medical Center, and Eastern Maine Medical Center. Central Logic’s Web-based solutions have the proven ability to improve patient care, increase hospital efficiency, and reduce costs. Based just outside Salt Lake City, Central Logic works collaboratively with physicians, administrators, and staff to design and deliver practical transfer center and patient flow solutions that increase patient throughput while conserving internal resources. For more information, please visit https://www.centrallogic.com.

About St. John’s Hospital
St. John’s Hospital, an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) located in Springfield, Illinois, provides a ministry of exceptional health care services to the people of central Illinois in the Catholic tradition of compassion, justice, and reverence for life. Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is a multi-institutional healthcare system that sponsors 13 hospitals in 12 communities across Illinois and Wisconsin and an integrated physician network. As its name implies, the system is a healing ministry guided by the historic mission of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, but at the same time, is firmly grounded in modern medical best practices. For more information, please visit https://www.st-johns.org.