Torrance Memorial Selects Halogen Software to Improve Patient Outcomes by Supporting Employee Development

  Torrance Memorial Selects Halogen Software to Improve Patient Outcomes by
                       Supporting Employee Development

PR Newswire

OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2013

Top California hospital looks to build strong performance and development
foundation with Halogen's award winning suite for healthcare

OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Torrance Memorial Medical Center has
selected the Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) Talent Management Suite™ for
Healthcare to support its focus on excellence in patient care, improve
employee development and training, and drive higher performance. The hospital
will leverage the Halogen suite to reinforce its commitment to creating a
culture of quality, learning and advancement.

According to the 2012 Healthcare Talent Management Survey^1 by Dr. Kevin
Groves at Pepperdine University, when healthcare organizations implement a set
of best practices, including having senior leadership make talent management a
strategic priority, it increases employee productivity and patient
satisfaction, and lowers nursing turnover. The Halogen suite will help
Torrance Memorial directly connect learning and performance management to
increase accountability, improve organizational alignment and support employee
development.

"Halogen's talent management solution was a natural fit for us. It will allow
us to focus on our core business of providing industry-leading patient care by
allowing managers to easily manage employee performance and development," says
Dedra Ambriz, Director of Compensation and Benefits at Torrance Memorial.
"Having a solution that's tailored to the healthcare industry and used by
hundreds of other healthcare facilities also contributed to our decision to go
with Halogen."

The hospital plans to implement the Halogen eAppraisal™ Healthcare, Halogen
Job Description Builder™ and Halogen eLearning Manager™ modules in a phased
approach.

Because these modules integrate fully and seamlessly, the hospital will be
able to centralize employee performance data to make reporting for
accreditation purposes easier. It will also make it possible to measure the
results of its talent programs through quality measures, such as improved
patient satisfaction.

"With a diverse team of HR professionals as well as clinical and non-clinical
managers, it was important to get a solution that worked for everyone. Our
selection team agreed that the ease of use of Halogen's talent management
solution made it the right choice for us," says Ambriz. "We've been impressed
with the Halogen experience at every touch point."

The award-winning Halogen Talent Management Suite for Healthcare is designed
to help healthcare facilities build high performing teams with the right
skills, knowledge and competencies to deliver quality patient care. The
Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare module is designed to meet the specific talent
management needs of healthcare providers, and has earned the exclusive
endorsement of the American Hospital Association for employee performance
management.

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) offers an organically built cloud-based talent
management suite that reinforces and drives higher employee performance across
all talent programs - whether that is recruiting, performance management,
learning and development, succession planning or compensation. With over 1,750
customers worldwide, Halogen Software has been recognized as a market leader
by major business analysts and has garnered the highest customer satisfaction
ratings in the industry. Halogen Software's powerful, yet simple-to-use
solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, are used by
organizations that want to build a world-class workforce that is aligned,
inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results. For more information,
visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software's
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About Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Founded in 1925 by Jared Sydney and Helena Childs Torrance, Torrance Memorial
Medical Center is a locally governed, 401-bed, non-profit medical center
established to provide quality healthcare services, predominantly to the
residents of the South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities. Torrance
Memorial seeks to offer the most current and effective medical technologies
rendered in a compassionate, caring manner. In 2012, it joined the ranks of
the top hospitals in the nation by earning coveted Magnet® recognition from
the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes nursing excellence.
For more information please visit: www.TorranceMemorial.org.

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^1 Healthcare Talent Management Survey 2012, Talent Management Consulting

SOURCE Halogen Software

Contact:

Melany Gallant
Manager, Public Relations
Halogen Software
613-270-1011 x 4338
mgallant@halogensoftware.com
 
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