Supply Chain and Clinical Supply Chain Leadership Series: Spotlight on COVID-19 Response and Recovery - Freeman Health System - Flexing operational strengths and organizational relationships for an impact during COVID-19

November 20, 2020
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. Discuss emerging practices among health care executives, supply chain leaders and staff responsible for advancing supply chain strategy, enhancing operational efficiencies, reducing unfavorable variation and impacting the cost and accessibility of care.
  2. Describe how analytics and enterprise partnerships in spend optimization increase the impact and reliability of the supply chain.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/20/2020 - 12:30pm CST
Event ends: 
11/20/2020 - 1:15pm CST
Live via webinar
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.
Planning committee members
Molly Zmuda, MHA
Senior Networks Director
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
Michelle Taylor Bay
Director of Supply Chain
Freeman 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 CE - Attendance
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