Workforce Insight Acquires Iron Gate Workforce

Workforce Insight, a workforce management consulting and implementation firm, has acquired Iron Gate Workforce, a Chicago-based healthcare workforce management technology services company. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Workforce Insight, the leading workforce management consulting and implementation firm, announced today that it has acquired Iron Gate Workforce, a Chicago-based healthcare workforce management technology services company. Workforce Insight and Iron Gate Workforce have already begun integrating clients, staff and capabilities to accommodate expanding demand within the firm’s Healthcare Workforce Management Consulting and Implementation Practice. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“Iron Gate Workforce has been recognized for its deep expertise and a history of outstanding service in deploying workforce management solutions” said Don Giffels, Managing Partner of Workforce Insight. “Their clear devotion to customer satisfaction made this a natural fit, as the leaders were quick to identify the need for complementary services that would help clients better leverage technology to improve labor cost control. This union marks an important milestone in our formal Healthcare Practice Expansion Strategy focused on helping provider organizations transform their operation to survive one of the most challenging eras we’ve faced. We have been thrilled to join forces with the Iron Gate family and are honored to serve their forward-thinking customer base”.

“It’s rare and refreshing to have found such a strong ethical and cultural match, and a true privilege to be joining the recognized leaders in our space” said Greg Foster, Founder of Iron Gate Workforce. “For our clients – and most healthcare providers today – the need for seasoned experts with a proven, practical approach to labor productivity management has never been more critical to improve bottom line performance while maintaining high quality outcomes. Workforce Insight has long recognized that labor is the largest, most complex operating cost to manage, and the firm has refined its industry leading approach to help hospitals achieve sustainable labor cost reduction, without sacrificing patient care.”

Workforce Insight has deep expertise in providing healthcare labor optimization services. The firm is routinely engaged by organizations to help build sustainable programs, systems and guidelines to improve the way organizations measure and impact performance. Workforce Insight’s healthcare practice team consists of healthcare strategists, former hospital finance leaders and nursing directors who excel in partnering with healthcare organizations to provide independent, labor management expertise with the goal of improving organizational efficiency, controlling costs and aligning staff to patient demand. The firm also provides comprehensive implementation services, with deep expertise deploying all leading workforce management solutions, which is now expanded through the integration of Iron Gate Workforce resources and capabilities.

Healthcare WFM Leadership Summit Events:
Workforce Insight also announced that registration is open for its Healthcare WFM 2012 Leadership Summit events convening in New York (August 9) and San Diego (August 23), bringing together healthcare executives, strategists and workforce management experts to explore best practice models, leadership case studies, benchmarks and leading strategies to deliver improved patient care and workforce efficiency.

About Workforce Insight, Inc.:
Workforce Insight, Inc. is the leading provider of strategic workforce management consulting and implementation services, committed to helping organizations leverage technology to enhance and preserve their most valuable asset — their people. Workforce Insight has been recognized in the workforce management marketplace as the difference between a standard that relies on technology alone and optimal results that are only achieved through the hands-on stewardship, insight and expertise of industry visionaries and consultants.