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Catholic Health Partners Selects PeopleAnswers to Improve Hiring Decisions and Patient Care

PeopleAnswers and Catholic Health Partners, which operates more than 100 facilities in Ohio and Kentucky, today announced the health system has signed a three-year software license agreement to use PeopleAnswers’ talent assessment software to help identify and hire its nurses and administrative staff system wide.

“As one of the largest non-profit health systems in the country, we’ve made a commitment to improve the health of our communities – especially for individuals who are poor and under-served,” said Joe Gage, senior vice president, Human Resources, Catholic Health Partners. “PeopleAnswers will help us improve and streamline our hiring process and identify employees who share our passion and commitment to deliver high quality, cost effective, compassionate care and patient experience.”

Catholic Health Partners will initially use PeopleAnswers’ employee assessment software to identify, select and hire nurses in select facilities as a part of its registered nurse workforce initiative and to help staff a new facility before expanding to include all nursing and administrative roles system wide. To help select the best candidate matches, PeopleAnswers will identify the Behavioral DNA® of existing employees in these roles. Next, PeopleAnswers will use its patented approach of creating custom behaviorally based Performance Profiles aligned with medical outcomes. Other hospital systems have seen significant improvements in employee productivity and retention as well as patient care.

Hiring managers will use PeopleAnswers as a guide for interview content, onboarding, employee development and succession planning. PeopleAnswers will integrate with the applicant tracking system Catholic Health Partners currently uses to create a seamless recruitment process.

“As healthcare across the nation prepares for regulatory changes and reform, hospitals still need to stay laser focused on delivering quality healthcare,” said Gabriel Goncalves, CEO and president, PeopleAnswers. “PeopleAnswers has the unique ability to help identify, retain and develop first-rate and diverse talent for each role – for example, determining whether a nurse is a better fit in the emergency department or the neo-natal unit. Staffing a great team of nurses is a critical aspect of Catholic Health Partners’ mission and strategic focus.”

About Catholic Health Partners

Catholic Health Partners (CHP) is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States, employing more than 32,000 employees in Ohio and Kentucky. CHP is one of the top healthcare systems in the nation for quality and efficiency as rated by Thomson Reuters. With $5.6 billion in assets, CHP operates more than 100 health facilities, including 24 hospitals, 15 senior living communities, five hospice programs, eight home health agencies and a health insurance plan. Its hospitals operate as Mercy, Mercy Health, Mercy Health Partners, Humility of Mary Health Partners, Community Mercy Health Partners and St. Rita’s Health Partners. True to its mission, CHP provided $385.4 million in community benefit services in 2012. Visit www.health-partners.org.

About PeopleAnswers

PeopleAnswers, voted one of Dallas’ best places to work, provides patented next-generation, cloud-based talent assessment systems to help maximize the quality of every hire, reduce turnover and streamline the selection process. Clients are from multiple industries including financial services, healthcare, hospitality, property management and retail. For more information, please visit www.PeopleAnswers.com and http://blog.PeopleAnswers.com/.

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