Symmetry Healthcare Strategies and Arizona Hospital Association Service Corp. Partner to Expand Staffing Service Offerings

PRINCETON, N.J., October 29, 2011 – Symmetry Healthcare Strategies announced today the signing of a three year marketing agreement with the Arizona Hospital Association’s Service Corporation (AzHHA Service Corp) to provide Staffing Vendor Management (VMS) and Open-Shift Management (OSM) tools to AzHHA members.

Under this arrangement, AzHHA Members will have access to additional tools and resources to manage their healthcare staffing needs. Full featured VMS (vendor management system) software and OSM (open-shift management) software will now be offered to complement the Service Corp’s long standing AzHHA Registry Program.

“AzHHA Service Corporation is delighted to partner with Symmetry’s VMS and OSM offering.  This partnership will enhance our ability to address healthcare staffing solutions for AzHHA member hospitals,” said John Koeneke, Director AzHHA Service Corporation.

The VMS system allows facilities to fully automate the entire process of working with outside staffing vendors while the OSM system allows facilities to better deploy their internal, float, and per-diem staff, prior to utilizing the services of outside agencies.

“AzHHA has been helping hospitals address their healthcare workforce challenges for more than a decade and we’re really excited to be working with them as partners in this capacity” said Michael Wheeden, Symmetry’s President, VMS Services.

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 AzHHA Service Corp: The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association Service Corporation (AzHHA Service Corporation) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association. AzHHA Service Corporation was created to provide a variety of high quality, cost-effective business solutions to Association members and provides a variety of high quality, cost-effective business solutions to Association members, with products and services working together to conserve administrative time and resources.