Posted October 19, 2009 by 20nine

FreedomPay Delivers Unparalleled Payment Simplicity …

Leading Healthcare Institution Overhauls Payments with FreedomPay

Newtown Square, PA, October 19, 2009 – Sharp Grossmont Hospital is a progressive medical center in East San Diego County known for its outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and women’s health, so it is only fitting that such a forward-thinking hospital would employ the most innovative payment solution company to eliminate their payments headaches.

Sharp Grossmont selected FreedomPay to revamp its outdated POS system, streamline their free and subsidized meal program and modernize their obsolete cashless system. The result is a faster, effortless process that will drive cost savings and employee satisfaction.

The 2,400 person hospital provides meal vouchers to a wide range of people, from doctors to volunteers. Before FreedomPay, accountability, tracking and reconciliation was difficult and often times erroneous. The newly implemented Meal Tracker program provides a real-time, automated solution that links funds or free meal credits to a FreedomPay tag or employee badge.

Additionally, the hospital’s antiquated POS system was in desperate need of an overhaul. FreedomPay modernized the archaic system with six new Sharp UP 3500 models, producing lightening fast transactions.

The final phase of the hospital’s payments revolution was the cashless piece. The existing system did not allow for the electronic addition of funds, causing line congestion at the register. FreedomPay’s cashless solution, Free toGO, remedied this with various convenient methods to fund a tag. The Free toGO system improved efficiency, increased sales, eradicated the shrinkage, offered reporting and transparency, along with enhancing the customer experience; quite simply it delivered measurable results.

About Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been serving the East County community for more than 50 years. It’s the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in San Diego’s East County and is part of Sharp HealthCare, which received the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Sharp Grossmont Hospital is a Magnet-designated hospital and committed to providing the highest quality care. To learn more visit www.sharp.com/grossmont or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277).

Contact Information
Andrea Waldin
VP, Marketing