News | September 8, 2008

SSM Health Care Teams Up With Pinstripe To Redesign Talent Acquisition And Recruitment Processes

BROOKFIELD, Wis.,(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinstripe, Inc., a recruitment and human resources outsourcing company, today announced that it has added a new client to its growing portfolio of healthcare systems. SSM Health Care - St. Louis, the largest region of SSM Health Care, providing high-quality and compassionate care, is partnering with Pinstripe to redesign its talent acquisition strategy and recruitment processes.

This partnership will allow SSM Health Care - St. Louis to meet the dynamic demands in the health care delivery system in the St. Louis area -- a market that is particularly competitive for healthcare organizations. Pinstripe will utilize its in-depth healthcare experience, sophisticated technology capabilities, and innovative best practices to proactively build a reliable pipeline of talent. SSM Health Care - St. Louis will be able to maintain a pool of highly qualified candidates, enhance customer service and establish readily available metrics to help the organization make better decisions surrounding talent acquisition and management. The end result is a proactive approach to respond faster to the demands SSM Health Care - St. Louis faces.

"With over 50 years of combined healthcare recruiting experience and the precision of offering talent acquisition technology, we knew Pinstripe was the right partner for us," said Debbie Walkenhorst, regional vice president of human resources for SSM Health Care - St. Louis. "Pinstripe's attention to service and personal approach to talent acquisition are very much in line with our mission of providing high-quality care for our patients."

After an assessment of hiring practices, SSM Health Care - St. Louis decided to partner with Pinstripe in order to transform its approach and stay ahead of the competition in the St. Louis market.

"In this time of shrinking healthcare labor pools and fierce competition for candidates, our clients are constantly challenged to hire and retain highly qualified candidates," said Jill Schwieters, Executive Vice President of Healthcare for Pinstripe. "This is especially true in healthcare where relationships are critical to building a robust pipeline. We feel honored to be working with a forward-thinking organization like SSM Health Care in St. Louis to help them achieve their overall talent acquisition and management needs so they can carry out their mission of providing high quality, patient care."

About SSM Health Care - St. Louis

With seven hospitals, nearly 2,500 staff physicians and 11,200 employees, SSM Health Care - St. Louis is committed to serving the comprehensive health needs of St. Louis area residents. The health care network includes: SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center (St. Louis); SSM DePaul Health Center (Bridgeton); SSM St. Joseph Health Center (St. Charles); SSM St. Joseph Health Center-Wentzville; SSM St. Joseph Hospital West (Lake Saint Louis); SSM St. Joseph Hospital of Kirkwood; SSM St. Mary's Health Center (Richmond Heights) with SSM Rehab services offered throughout the region.

About SSM Health Care

Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary and based in St. Louis, Mo., SSM Health Care is one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country and the first health care recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The system owns, manages and is affiliated with 20 acute care hospitals and two nursing homes in four states: Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. More than 5,000 affiliated physicians and 24,000 employees work together to provide a wide range of services that are compassionate, holistic and of high quality.

About Pinstripe

Pinstripe, Inc. designs, builds and delivers high-performance talent acquisition solutions. Pinstripe's innovative approach to Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) integrates sourcing, recruiting, hiring, on-boarding and engagement into a complete, end-to-end outsourced acquisition solution. Pinstripe on-demand hiring solutions are tailored for specific clients across a spectrum of industries including financial services, healthcare, technology, telecommunications and other major verticals.

For healthcare organizations, Pinstripe works with clients to attract the best available talent so they can deliver high quality patient care and reduce overall labor costs. Pinstripe Healthcare is a seasoned group of healthcare professionals. The team's provider-side experience brings an insider's perspective to each of Pinstripe Healthcare's relationships, and allows the firm to offer a complete range of customized talent acquisition and management services that meet the unique needs of each customer. By partnering with Pinstripe, leading healthcare organizations are able to transform their human resources function into a driver of sustainable, competitive advantage. More information is available at and

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