2021 Supply Chain Leadership Series: Spotlight on Operational Excellence – NorthShore University HealthSystem

February 23, 2021
Supply chain executives & managers have an ongoing need for sharing best practices in their profession.  Supply chain touches all aspects of the health care delivery system from clinical to operational to financial and is an increasingly strategic function within provider organizations.  By understanding how others achieve success within these varied areas—through collaboration with professionals and leaders—learnings can spread more quickly, resulting in better patient care at lower costs.

Target Audience

  • Supply chain leaders

Learning Objectives

1. Explain the value of benchmark data against cohorts of similar organizations as a key driver for targeting improvement activities for the healthcare supply chain.
2. Describe how price management, purchase management, transaction efficiency, purchase standardization, clinical integration and supplier diversity can each contribute to supply chain operational excellence. 
3. Discuss leading or emerging practices among supply chain leaders and staff contributing to organizational efforts to advance supply chain strategy, enhance operational efficiencies, reduce unfavorable variation and impact the cost of care.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 General CE – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/23/2021 - 11:30am CST
Event ends: 
02/23/2021 - 12:15pm CST
Live via webinar
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.
Planning committee members
Molly Zmuda, MHA
Associate Vice President
Rosemary Curran, MBA
Associate Vice President, Media Productions
Ian O’Malley, MS
Director of Strategic Sourcing
University of Chicago Medicine
Gary Rakes, MS
System Vice President of Supply Chain
Aspirus, Inc.
Jerry Kostal, BSBA
Director, Supply Chain, Procurement & Logistics
Nebraska Methodist Health System
DeAnne Short, MBA
Director of CQVA and Clinical Sourcing
Premier Health
Brian W. Murray, MBA, CMAP
Assistant Vice President, Supply Chain Procurement
Northshore University HealthSystem


Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 0.75 General CE – Attendance
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