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Oliver helps to ensure patient safety by delivering high quality packaging to the healthcare  industry.

By Alan Dorich

When patients undergo surgery, have a medical issue, or need medication, they do it with the idea that the tools, devices and medication has been produced in a sterile,  and clean environment. As a medical packaging manufacturer, Oliver Healthcare Packaging plays an important part in this process, Director of Global Supply Chain Adam Vincent says.

Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., Oliver provides flexible, sterile packaging for products used in the medical device, pharmaceutical, biologics, and drugs/device markets. The company started operations in 1890 as a wood trimmer and saw manufacturer.

“We then moved into bread slicing equipment and food packaging,” Vincent explains, adding that the company then added printing and labeling technology. “That’s how we got into the flexible packaging industry, and adhesive coating technology.”

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Geisinger Health aims to improve its supply chain so caregivers have more time with patients.

By Alan Dorich

Geisinger Health Systems sets itself apart by providing a wide spectrum of care, Vice President Joel Meckley says. “We have that full continuum all the way from the Geisinger clinics all the way through to our acute care hospitals and health plan,” he says.

Based in Danville, Pa., the 12-hospital system services 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania. And in 2017, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger family.

Abigail Geisinger founded Geisinger in 1915 at the age of 85, Meckley says. “Abigail wanted to bring healthcare to the Danville area, in memory of her late husband,” he explains. “In doing so, she built the hospital and hired Doctor Harold Foss, who was a young physician trained at the Mayo Clinic.”

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Northside Hospital is undergoing a major transformation initiative to optimize and leverage its supply chain to support rapid growth.

By Bianca Herron 

The Northside Hospital system consists of an extensive network of state-of-the-art facilities that include three nonprofit hospitals in the Atlanta metro area: Northside Atlanta, Northside Forsyth and Northside Cherokee. With 868 licensed beds, Northside operates more than 150 hospital-affiliated outpatient centers and medical office buildings throughout the state of Georgia. Northside’s supply chain department is an enterprise-wide function that is responsible for the acquisition and flow of goods and services throughout the network.

There are more than 2,500 physicians on staff and over 15,000 employees at Northside. In addition, the hospital logs 2.5 million patient encounters annually and is recognized for its expertise in maternity services, women’s health, cancer care, surgery and radiology.

 

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