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“I had such a great experience at the Meadowlands Hospital! From ER Registration to nurses, anesthesiologist to my doctor – everyone was very professional and nice but most importantly caring! This is what makes this hospital great!"
— Emma R., Meadowlands Hospital Same Day Surgery Patient, May 2017

“MHMC Staff made me feel comfortable and at ease at all times. Nurses always made sure my bed was made and cleaned. I never knew hospital food could be so good. Great meals! Nurses were helpful – amazing staff. For my first C-section, there is no way I could have done it without my nurses. Thank you. Nurses made sure I was in no pain and kept up with me as much as possible. Everyone was friendly and polite. Staff made me feel like family and they honestly cared. At first I was very nervous because it was my first time in this hospital – after my experience I will recommend this hospital to everyone. One of the best hospitals I have ever been to – please keep up the good work!”
— Amanda R., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/Postpartum Patient, February 2017

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Meadowlands Hospital Management Style Gets National Attention

04 June 2013

On December 5, 2012 after 7 years, Lynn McVey finally finished her graduate thesis, "Can Using Evidence Based Clinical and Non-Clinical Practices Lead to Operational Efficiencies in the Acute Care Setting?"

Three weeks later on December 23rd, Lynn received an email from Professor Anthony Kovner, PhD. Chair of the Graduate Healthcare Management Program at NYU inviting her to join a panel of evidence-based academics in Monterey, California at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Apparently, Lynn McVey is the only hospital CEO using evidence-based practices hospital-wide. The AUPHA sets the curriculum for healthcare management programs in universities.

Similar to evidence-based medicine, evidence-based management (EBM) has been defined as making decisions with data, facts, evidence (internal and external) and with all stakeholders' agreement. The AUPHA was very interested in hearing from a true evidence-based practitioner. On a panel with three PhDs, and before an audience of PhDs, with her brand-new MHA degree, Lynn presented several case studies from Meadowlands Hospital where evidence-based management skills are used to make improvements.

Here is one of the case studies Lynn presented. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is an industry with above average Overtime and Absenteeism. Regarding overtime, hospital overtime averages 10.8% while it is much lower (4%) in non-healthcare industries. At Meadowlands Hospital using evidence-based practices, overtime has been reduced to 2%. Regarding absenteeism, hospital absenteeism averages 4.2% while it is much lower (2%) in non-healthcare industries. At Meadowlands Hospital using evidence-based practices, the sick time averages 1%. The goal of this presentation to an audience of academic professors was an attempt to influence them to add evidence-based education to the healthcare curriculum in our universities. Thankfully, the response and feedback shows that at least a few professors will add evidence-based management (EBM) to their curriculum.