Solving the commute is essential

Scoop provides hospitals and health systems with a complete solution that solves the new challenges and complexities of healthcare workers’ commute. Invest in your people with one scalable program that addresses multiple pain points your hospital is facing. 

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Healthcare workers need a safe and reliable commute

With deep cuts to mass transit leading to doubled commute times and higher exposure risks, many healthcare workers are struggling with how to get to work every day.

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Physical safety needs

70% of Americans are avoiding high-capacity transportation modes due to safety concerns, yet a third of healthcare workers rely on it to get to work every day since they don’t own a vehicle 1.

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Emotional safety needs

Fears of COVID-19 transmission have led to a pattern of prejudice against healthcare workers: those taking public transit have been harassed by other riders out of fear 2.

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Transit less reliable

Mass transit budget cuts have led to reduced routes and doubled commute times for many healthcare workers, making the commute less reliable and more stressful than ever 3.

Historic turnover and well-being concerns mounting

The pandemic is causing record-high turnover amongst nurses and physicians, and negatively impacting emotional and financial well-being.

Mental strain

Burnout and PTSD were common among healthcare workers before COVID-19, but new studies show that 71% of frontline staff have psychological distress, 63% are suffering from burnout, and 50% report symptoms of depression all due to the pandemic 4 5.

Financial pain

The financial uncertainty from COVID-19 is negatively impacting more than half of American households. At the same time, costs continue to mount even more for frontline healthcare workers, especially for child care and housing, spurring a crisis, and adding further to worker stress 6.

High turnover

Amid the largest nursing shortage in decades, 3 of 5 nurses say they’re leaving the profession due to COVID-19, and a third of physicians plan to do the same. These turnover costs amount to nearly $5 million on average per year for hospitals 7 8.

Parking problems and budget shortfalls

COVID-19 is causing more healthcare workers to drive alone, causing overflowing parking lots and stress that strains the employee experience and your budget.

Parking stresses

More workers driving alone to your hospital leads to a ripple effect: less available parking and higher parking demand, overflowing parking lots, stressed workers, late workers, and displaced and dissatisfied hospital patients and visitors.

A costly fix

Adding and maintaining new parking spots can range from $5,000 - $10,000 a year, with new structured parking spaces costing upwards of $50,000 each. To maintain the average parking space costs over $400 per year, per space 9 10.

Reinvest spending

Reducing the need for new parking investment means re-focusing spending on programs that help your people but don’t compromise patient care. With hospitals facing budget shortfalls, you need a scalable and flexible solution that drives impact and shows return on investment.

The stakes for hospitals are high

Hospitals know that in the wake of COVID-19, the status quo must go to keep operations moving forward:

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Ensuring staff continuity

To minimize commute and stress-related turnover, you need to provide every worker with a safe, reliable, and convenient commute.

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Investing where it counts

Extreme budget cuts means more focused spending on programs that has a direct impact on your people and promotes well-being.

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Prioritizing patient care

Keep physicians, nurses, and support staff engaged and focused on patient care, not how unsafe, costly, or stressful their commute is.

Solve your hospital’s business and safety issues with one commute program

Scoop can help you solve all the pain points above and more—our complete solution brings together leaders in human resources, facilities, transportation, and sustainability to solve big challenges now and in the future.

Carpools within a verified network of co-workers

Reliable and door-to-door for all shifts and schedules

The safest shared mode of transit

Reduces commute costs by up to $500 per month

Proven to lower stress and boost retention

Significantly cut costs for parking and maintenance

Usage-based pricing that scales to your needs

Easy to implement and get worker adoption

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“We needed to tackle our parking challenge and reduce cars in our lots. It's an added bonus that Scoop helps our healthcare workers' connect with each other and save money, too. The Scoop team has been so helpful and treats my goals like their goals.”
Camila Terceros
Manager, Parking, Transportation and Caregiver Commute
Swedish Health Services
Seattle, WA

Scoop’s impact for healthcare workers

7M+ carpools taken

$522

Average commute savings per month

112M+ miles shared

$6,265

Average commute savings per year

100M+ lbs of CO2 reduced

3+

Tons of CO2 saved per person, per year

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Sources
  • 1. Employee safety concerns signal a shift away from public transit - Gallup survey, April 2020
  • 2. Powering our people: Staff and culture strategies for COVID-19 - National Center for Healthcare Leadership, May 2020
  • 3. Healthcare workers brave mass transit roulette - The American Prospect, May 2020
  • 4.Nurse turnover and perceived causes and consequences - BMC Nursing, December 2018
  • 5. Psychological distress, coping behaviors, and preferences for support among New York healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic - National Center for Biotechnology Information research study, June 2020
  • 6. Half of Americans financially impacted by Coronavirus - NPR, April 2020
  • 7. Nurse burnout in the wake of COVID-19 can cost up to $137B - Holliblu research study, April 2020
  • 8. Physician practice patterns as a result of COVID-19 - Merritt Hawkins, April, 2020
  • 9/10. The price of parking - City Observatory, October 2016