PattersonPatterson Companies consolidates supply chain a century after founding.

By Mark Lawton

Organizing a supply chain department and processes at a new company wouldn’t raise any eyebrows. Tiffany Mercuri and Susan Grelling created supply chain at a 142-year-old, $5 billion publicly-traded company.


Partners Healthcare launches a new initiative that results in greater collaboration throughout its network to continue delivering the highest quality of care.  

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Partners HealthCare’s commitment to quality of care and staying at the forefront of research and innovation is what attracts 1.5 million patients annually from around the world to its network of hospitals and physicians. “I have a great team and I encourage them to think about the integral role they play in procuring the products and services used by our clinicians to deliver world-class patient care.” Corporate Director of Supply Chain Lisa Scannell says. “We make sure it gets there on time, it’s a quality product and cost effective.”

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With five centers of excellence, HCA Healthcare’s IT Procurement department is finding efficiencies and supporting a high level of care.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

HCA Healthcare has more than 31 million patient encounters each year and treats 8.8 million emergency room visits annually. That is a lot of treatment to provide, but HCA is dedicated to remaining a leading provider of healthcare services with its focus on best practices and improving its communities. The company has locally managed facilities that include 185 hospitals and 123 freestanding surgery centers in 21 U.S. states and in the United Kingdom, and remains a leader in its field with support from various parties. One of which is Chris Rhinehart, associate vice president of IT procurement, and his growing team. 


Centralizing supply chain distribution and becoming a physician-led organization garner significant savings for Prisma Health

Prisma Health is the largest nonprofit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. The new company is comprised of two affiliates – Greenville Health System as its Upstate affiliate and Palmetto Health as its Midlands affiliate – with more than 30,000 team members. 


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