National Health Care Supply Chain Week It's National Health Care Supply Chain Week (October 6-12, 2019)! Join AHRMM as we recognize hard-working health care supply chain professionals. This year’s theme, Advancing Health Care through Clinical Integration, aims to increase strategic collaboration opportunities between clinical staff and suppliers in health care organizations. The Importance of a Clinically Integrated Supply Chain A clinically integrated supply chain utilizes data in an expansive way. In addition to using it to make product decisions, they look to data to determine trends and hone in on areas where there is waste and inefficiency in the supply chain that will ultimately impact the patient experience. Join AHRMM today to Learn More. AHRMM Education Sale During Supply Chain Week As a thank you to all health care supply chain professionals, AHRMM is offering top health care supply [...]
We would like to congratulate Denise Nichols of Riverside Healthcare as the winner of the CMRP scholarship! She was picked from a random drawing from all the provider attendees at our Spring Event. We thank you for your support for our local chapter and we look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events in 2019!
Winter has come to the Chicagoland area and so has our last newsletter of the year. Check it out to get the latest information about our upcoming events, an AHRMM18 conference recap, a featured article from Jeffery Ashkenase of Acurity and Nexera, industry resources and more... We thank you for your support in the past year and we look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events in 2019! Download Newsletter
In loving memory, Michael D. Sporn. All of us at the Chicago Chapter of AHRMM are mourning the loss of a great friend, Michael. Michael was currently the Director of Supply Chain at Methodist Hospitals. His professional history included facilities such as Presence Health and West Suburban Medical Center. Michael D. Sporn age 59 of Des Plaines passed away November 23, 2018. Beloved husband of Cynthia 'Cindy' (nee Pelinski) for 30 years. Loving father of Joseph (fiancee Danielle Hepko) and Patrick (fiancee Erica Szaflarski). Fond brother of Susan Dodd, Gail Koske-Phillips, and Rider (Glen Rosen) Sporn. preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Barbara Sporn. Michael will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and canine friends. In life Michael was an avid fan of the Chicago White Sox, he spent countless hours with family and friends at the [...]
Topic: Consulting Firms and the C-suite; 3 things every Supply Chain Leader needs to know to get invited to the table! John Pritchard will host special guest Tim Chapman and discuss why the C-suite is calling in the big consulting firms for help with the supply chain as well as the three things every supply chain leader needs to know to get invited to the table. Tim previously spent 22 years at McKinsey & Company as well as served as President of the Healthcare segment at STERIS. Register for the FREE webinar at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/333875893226923521 AUGUST 29TH AT 2PM EST Schedule: 3:00 p.m. Welcome – John Pritchard 3:05 p.m. Consulting Firms and the C-suite – How Supply Chain Officers Earn a Seat at the Table 3:45 p.m. Q&A 4:00 p.m. Adjourn
AHRMM is committed to engaging and supporting the next generation of healthcare supply chain leaders as early as possible to stem the tide of retirement and attrition and create a competent and sustainable workforce. Cultivating the new generation requires laying the groundwork to prepare the association and develop adequate programs and services that will help those newer to supply chain succeed at their profession. To facilitate development of the most thorough and inclusive program possible, we want to hear from as many young professionals as possible. The survey will take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete (depending on the time taken to analyze each response). Eligible survey takers will receive a $20 Starbucks card in return for their participation. Here is the link to the survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/95R7CKS. We’d like input from young professionals working in all aspects of [...]
In loving memory, Dorian Wright. On November 11, 2017, we lost one of our former board members, Dorian. All of you that had the good fortune to know Dorian knew what a great person he was. He was our former President from 2005-2007. We spent 34 years in the field of supply chain with the latest position of Director of Materials Management at St. Anthony Hospital in Chicago. He was a loving soul and all of our prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends.
Recognizing the men and women of Supply Chain Services at healthcare facilities and our vendor partners who impact patient care on a daily basis. Thank you for…. Making sure our patients have the right stuff, at the right price and at the right time Supporting healthcare operations so they can take care of patients Keeping the flow of mail, packages and documents moving Assuring all clinical offices have the supplies they need Sourcing products when circumstances force shortages Negotiating to use dollars wisely Bringing forward new ideas to be more effective and efficient. Visit the AHRMM site to get more information.