ASOH Participationlh

We invite your organization to contribute to the national benchmark for hospital budgeting, staffing, and scheduling decisions.

Have you thought about participating, but have questions? Hopefully the below information helps answer them for you. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to send them to: and we will respond as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions about Participation

1.    How much does participation cost?

  • There is no cost to participate.

2.    What do we get for participating?

  • Participating organizations receive an electronic copy of the final report for $100 (a $325 savings)!

3.    What does the data collection process look like?

  • Each participating organization will be provided with an Excel/CSV document to complete their data collection. Once the data collection is complete, the Excel/CSV document will be sent back to LMI for import into the survey. By utilizing the Excel/CSV document allowing LMI to import your data we hope to reduce the time spent collecting and submitting the needed information.
  • Organizations can also submit their data online through the survey site, this is a manual process. Participants will be provided with login information upon request. Participants are unable to upload data.

4.    What if the organization has multiple locations?

  • If there are multiple hospitals/locations within your system you would like to include, data collection forms will need to be completed for each location. Each location is eligible for the discounted final report.  

5.    Who needs to be involved in data collection?

  • Data collection can include as many or as few as you would like. Multiple people can have access to the online site and/or the excel forms can be shared.

6.    How long does data collection take?

  • It is reported that data collection can take anywhere from 4 to 40 hours. The amount of time is based on the number of people helping to collect the information.

7.    How many questions do we need to answer?

  • This is a voluntary survey; we ask that participants answer all questions that they can, however there is not requirement. 

8.    Do we need to provide unit specific data?

  • We do ask that all participants provide unit specific data for as many units as possible, to receive the discounted electronic copy.  

9.    What unit types are accepted?

  • All unit types are accepted. Nursing, non-nursing, ancillary, lab, pharmacy, etc. LMI does require at least 4 units per unit type to publish the results. 

Heather McCrohan

Ms. McCrohan is a Certified Resource Leader and has more than eight years healthcare experience in financial budgeting, employee scheduling, staffing and resource management. Areas of expertise include workload measurement, productivity management, and resource management. She has assisted in evaluating and defending nurse staffing resources to senior leadership. Ms. McCrohan is publication manager of the nationally recognized newsletter Perspectives of Staffing and Scheduling© (PSS™) and the Labor Management Institute’s PSS™ Annual Survey of Hours Report©. Ms. McCrohan graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelors in Business and her MBA from Bethel University. She is a member of the International Organization of Schedulers, Staffers and Resource Leaders (IOSSRL) and the Workforce Educational Organization (WEO).