The Corporate Department of Patient Care Service, Finance, under the direction
of Betty Gillon, provides financial management and support to both Nursing
and Finance staff at each of the our affiliates.
Patient Care Services Departments make up more than 50% of each facility’s
operating budget expense. In this ever-changing health care environment,
it is crucial that nurses actively control expenses, both labor and supplies,
while continuing to provide quality patient care.
The Corporate PCS Finance department, in collaboration with each facility’s
Nursing Finance Director or representative, has implemented standard methodologies
and tools to effectively deal with each phase of financial management:
Planning each year’s operating budget. This includes ensuring staffing patterns
that meet the needs of each patient population and the dollars to support
those labor hours.
Monitoring financial results each pay period. This includes comparisons to volume
flexed budget as well as to static budget, and comparisons to like units
across our affiliates and nationally.
Controlling financial results by initiating change to accommodate trends in volumes,
acuity and availability of staff.
Evaluating initiatives in a quantifiable manner to determine their operational effectiveness.
Creativity in problem solving and development of new ideas are shared amongst
the system’s Finance Directors at regular meetings as well as through
the consultant/advisor service provided by the Corporate staff.
Corporate Patient Care Services Finance Staff:
Betty Gillon, MBA, RN
Vice President Patient Care Services, Finance
Renee Diana-Bang, MBA, RN
Assistant Director Patient Care Services, Finance