Supply Chain and Value Analysis Network Meeting

September 10, 2020

The national advisory group for the supply chain and value analysis network meeting preceding the 2020 fall Connections Education Summit is comprised of supply chain and value analysis leaders from across the Vizient-University Health System Consortium and Community Based Networks.  This team is supported by Vizient staff and hosted several planning discussions where the planning committee considered the topics, content and formats most relevant issued to their peer group.  Subsequently, the planning committee is inviting member presenters to share leading or emerging practice presentations during the fall SCVA meeting on a combination of topics from clinical supply integration, physician alignment, clinical quality value analysis transformation and supply chain operations management with time also dedicated for industry updates.  Through regular collaborations with Advisory Services and also evaluation feedback from the Value Analysis Fundamentals Workshop and discussions during our Clinical Supply Chain Leadership Series and Supply Chain Leadership Series, we hear that governance issues are of particular interest to nurse leaders and staff for members’ value analysis programs; therefore, our focus on continued efforts to integrate supply chain with clinical stakeholders during this session will respond to a particular need from our nursing participants in this session.

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Supply chain leaders

Learning Objectives

  1. Review knowledge and capabilities among clinical leaders and staff responsible for the design, oversight, execution and continuous improvement of the clinical integration of supply chain and value analysis within provider organizations.
  2. 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.
  3. Describe leadership skills, management practices and industry insights that enhance the clinical integration/alignment of supply chain and value analysis with the delivery of high-quality, cost effective care.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.80 CBRN
  • 1.50 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/10/2020 - 1:15pm CDT
Event ends: 
09/10/2020 - 3:15pm CDT
Live via webinar
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.
Planning committee members
Molly Zmuda, MHA
Senior Director, Member Networks
Natalie Webb, MHA, RN, CPHQ
Accreditation Director
Lorra Miracle, RN
Enterprise Director, Supply Chain Management
University of Kentucky Healthcare
Ian O’Malley, MS
Director of Strategic Sourcing
University of Chicago Medicine
Jerry Kostal, BSBA
System Director, Supply Chain
Methodist Health System, Inc.
Gary Rakes, MS
System Vice President of Supply Chain
Aspirus, Inc.
DeAnne Short, MBA
Director of CQVA and Clinical Sourcing
Premier Health
Susan Hogan, RN
Consulting Director
Carla Stephens, CMRP, LSSGB
Collaborative Advisor
Course reviewer
Natalie Webb, MHA, RN, CPHQ
Accreditation Director

Cathy Denning, RN, MSN
Group Senior VP
Sourcing Operations, Analytics & Center of Excellence

Steve Downey, MS
Group Senior VP
Supply Chair Operations

Deb Avalos, MBA, MSN, RN
Director, Strategic Sourcing Services
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Gary Fennessy
Chief Supply Chain Executive, Supply Chain
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Tabitha Welsh, MaCC, MBA
Manager, MMIS
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

David Wente, MS, RN
Director, Value Analysis Services
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Krystal Duda, MPH
Value Analysis Manager
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

David Valestin, MPH
Director, Corporate Purchasing
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Julie Aggen
Manager, Distribution and Logistics
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Tom Krejcie, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Pharmacy Supply Chain
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Mary Byrne
Manager, Corporate Purchasing
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Jennifer Sellis
Director, Supply Chain Distribution and Logistics
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Tim Brookshire, MBA, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer, Patewood Medical Campus
Prisma Health

Mel Thompson, MHA
Director of Perioperative Operations and Neuro Services
Prisma Health

Katherine Howell, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nurse Executive

Caryn Staib, RN, MBA, MHSA
Director, Value Analysis

Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statements:
This activity is designated for 1.50 contact hours.
Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 1.80 contact hours.
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

  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.80 CBRN
  • 1.50 General CE - Attendance
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