Banner Health is realizing benefits through an organization-wide commitment to excellence in its supply chain. By Eric Slack

Based in Phoenix, Banner Health has a long legacy of excellence in healthcare. Banner Health has moved from an acute care focus to a clinical quality focus, and is now a population health management company. It has 29 hospitals and 293 clinics with more than 48,000 employees serving patients in seven states.


Abbott continues to evolve as a healthcare organization, and its procurement organization is an important piece. By Eric Slack

Built from a legacy that stretches back to 1888, Abbott is an American-based healthcare company that has become a global leader with a presence in more than 150 countries. Bringing a wide array of groundbreaking products and technologies to market for more than 125 years, Abbott’s heritage in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals helps the company help people live strong and healthy lives.

“We are a diversified healthcare organization that has become known and trusted around the world,” Chief Procurement Officer Ric Schneider says.

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B. Braun and St. Luke’s broke the transactional model to create a bond between supplier and healthcare provider.
By Tim O’Connor

As the status quo for how the healthcare industry operated began to change earlier this decade, St. Luke’s University Health Network understood it had to be ahead of that transition. The six-hospital network, based in Pennsylvania, began looking for ways to reduce the overall cost of procedures, cut the number of patient infections and improve patient outcomes.


Owens & Minor connects healthcare manufacturers and providers with complete solutions unmatched in the industry. By Chris Petersen

Experience matters, especially in the healthcare industry where lives are literally on the line each and every day. For hospitals and other healthcare facilities, knowing that the vital products they need to care for their patients are in the hands of experienced and focused professionals is crucial. With more than 134 years of experience focusing solely on the healthcare sector, Owens & Minor is in the business of giving healthcare suppliers and end-users the peace of mind that critical healthcare products will be where they need to be when they need to be there.

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Building an industry-leading supply chain goes hand-in-hand with a commitment to clinical excellence for UC Health.
By Eric Slack

On a mission to serve patients and solve complex medical cases, UC Health has assembled a team of top clinicians and researchers. This allows the organization to provide world-class care to Cincinnati and surrounding communities.

Just as its medical services and facilities are state-of-the-art, UC Health is building a world-class supply chain team that is helping the organization to run as cost effectively and efficiently as possible.

UC Health is Cincinnati’s only academic medical center and an integrated system that spans the Tristate region. It has main campuses in Clifton and West Chester, and its overall footprint includes University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Lindner Center of HOPE, Bridgeway Pointe and the University of Cincinnati Physicians 750-plus physician group.


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