2021 Supply Chain Leadership Series: Spotlight on Operational Excellence: Saint Luke’s Health System

May 11, 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 executives
  • Supply chain managers

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 team.
  2. Describe how price management, purchase management, transaction efficiency, purchase standardizations, clinical integration and supplier diversity can each contribute to supply chain operational excellence.
  3. Discuss how digital process automation, collaboration with chancel partners and a discipline around data accuracy contribute to efficiency and reliability of the supply chain.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/11/2021 - 11:30am
Event ends: 
05/11/2021 - 12:15pm
Live via webcast
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
Michael Darling
Vice President, Supply Chain
Saint Luke’s Health System
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 CEU – Attendance


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