Symmetry and Bergen Regional Medical Center Sign VMS Agreement

PRINCETON, N.J., November 1, 2011 – Symmetry Healthcare Strategies and Bergen Regional Medical Center have launched a new staffing management system, Symmetry Vendor Management Solution (VMS). Symmetry is pleased to offer BRMC, New Jersey’s largest facility based upon number of hospital beds, their online program to streamline staffing needs between the facility and outside agencies. Symmetry VMS is an advanced web-portal designed to procure supplemental staffing, manage invoicing and automate the entire process of filling staffing needs.

Mary Anne Marra, Chief Nurse Executive at Bergen Regional Medical Center remarks, “Bergen Regional Medical Center recently launched the Symmetry Vendor Management Solution and we were quickly able to realize measurable efficiencies in procuring and confirming supplemental staffing agency needs, electronic credentials compliance and invoice automation.  The system allows us to capture and manage financial and nursing data metrics through automation that previously required more time consuming manual effort. The Symmetry Vendor Management System has helped us run our Medical Center more confidently and effectively.”

About Symmetry: Symmetry Healthcare Strategies provides staffing program management, consulting and business development services to hospitals, hospital associations and healthcare companies throughout the United States. Symmetry’s mission is to develop a true “balanced-partnership” with our members in order to strategically and cost-effectively help them meet today’s healthcare business challenges.

About Bergen Regional Medical Center: Located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ, Bergen Regional Medical Center provides a comprehensive set of quality services including Long Term Care, Behavioral Health Care and Acute Care to the Bergen County community. Bergen Regional is both the largest hospital with 1,070 beds and the largest licensed nursing home in New Jersey. The entire Medical Center, including its Long Term Care Division, is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. Less than 6% of Long Term Care facilities nationwide pursue and receive Joint Commission accreditation.