Deborah Abrams Kaplan is a contributing writer for HealthLeaders.
OSF HealthCare brings mask-making to its network, providing protection for 15 hospitals and jobs for the local community.
Judy Webb-Hapgood brings her clinical and military experience to UW Health supply chain work.
As one of the country's largest public hospitals, Parkland must make every dollar count, with a high percentage of uncompensated care and a large patient volume.
Calvin Wright leads the cancer center's supply chain efforts, which also includes ramping up use of technology and data analysis to better support high reliability care.
The shared services model empowers clinicians with data and tools to make the right supply chain decisions, along with a new resiliency effort adopted just prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
Part of the supply chain team since 2005, Mark Welch continues improving and innovating, from high tech drones to low tech relationship building.
After overseeing the 2019 BSMH merger, Dan Hurry built Advantus Health Partners in 2021 to run the health system's supply chain, adding a nontraditional revenue stream offering the service to others.
Building a system-wide approach to supply chain operations requires data, technology, and good vendor relationships.
A rising tide lifts all boats. Chief Supply Chain Officer Charles Miceli believes in networking and long-term relationships with all healthcare industry stakeholders.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area health system used the pandemic to increase supply chain transparency and add technologies to increase diversity in its vendor pool.