GHX Honors Materials Managers for Their Outstanding Contributions to Healthcare
LOUISVILLE, Colo., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In recognition of 2012 National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week, GHX is honoring resource and materials management professionals throughout the month of October for the critical role that they play in delivering high-quality, cost-effective patient care. The five winners are profiled on the GHX website (www.ghx.com).
GHX called on its community to nominate individuals who are passionate about their work and have gone the extra mile to improve the operational and financial performance of their supply chains. In recognition of their achievements, those selected will each receive free registration to the 2013 Healthcare Supply Chain Summit by GHX, the largest event for supply chain leaders, exclusively for the healthcare industry.
The 2012 GHX Materials Managers of the Week are:
- Week of October 1: Richard Killeen from Hackensack University Medical Center who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help automate HUMC’s procurement processes and minimize the number of touch points required to process a purchase order. These efforts led to $41 million in documented savings in 2011 from streamlining purchasing processes and improving business decisions.
- Week of October 8: Nate Mickish from Alegent Creighton Health who is driving healthcare toward smarter purchasing decisions by working with GHX to improve the quality of and visibility into his organization’s procurement data. Nate and his team are leveraging this rich data source to engage physicians in contracting initiatives by demonstrating Alegent Creighton Health’s purchasing patterns and identifying ways to save money while maintaining a high quality of patient care.
- Week of October 15: Dena Jackson of Anne Arundel Medical Center who has worked with her team to help automate AAMC’s previously manual procure-to-pay process for enhanced efficiency, improved accuracy and better visibility into critical data. Just six months after joining the GHX Exchange, AAMC ramped up its electronic transactions, increasing its supplier trading partners to 267 and the number of dollars transacted through GHX to more than $3.1 million.
- Week of October 22: Kenyetta Keyes from Doctor’s Community Hospital who has assembled a top-rate materials management team backed by process automation, technology and data visibility. Using GHX CCXpert, they have realized close to $100,000 in hard dollar savings in just two months by helping to ensure that they are paying the negotiated price for items on contract.
- Week of October 29: Franco Sagliocca from New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) who has been described as an “out of the box” thinker challenging everyone around him to exceed expectations. By leveraging the GHX Procurement Suite and NuVia((SM)) solutions to build a virtual item master, gain near real-time access to contract pricing and help confirm that it is purchasing the right products at the right price, HHC has cut costs, improved operational performance and is projected to achieve $14 million in annual savings.
“While many recognize the critical role that materials managers play in procuring products to care for the physical health of patients, there is a need for greater recognition around how their contributions benefit the operational and financial health of their organizations,” said Derek Smith, executive vice president, Marketing and Product Management, GHX. “In honoring these five individuals, we hope to both highlight their outstanding achievements and demonstrate the strategic importance of materials management to the broader healthcare industry.”
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX), a healthcare technology and services company, helps reduce the cost of doing business in healthcare by enabling better supply chain management. GHX makes it easier for hospitals, other healthcare providers and the suppliers that do business with them to drive cost and inefficiency out of their processes. Working with GHX, the healthcare organizations that make up the GHX Global Network are on track to save $5 billion by 2014–savings that can be invested in such things as hiring more nurses, providing care to uninsured children or developing new medical products. GHX is owned by organizations on both the buy and sell side of the healthcare supply chain, including some of the largest companies in the world. Find GHX on the Web, on Twitter@GHX_LLC and on Facebook @GHX.