Healthcare Purchasing News and Sutter Health’s supply chain team celebrated their Supply Chain Department of the Year award at HPN’s booth #345 at The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) on Monday August 8.
A number of Summit Healthcare’s suppy chain team members accepted their congratulatory plaque and six foot cover blow up of their team picture HPN August magazine cover on the AHRMM trade show floor.
The northern California-based Sutter Health Summit’s team was selected by HPN’s editorial advisory board members the value their ability to change processes, strategies to improve tactics, partnerships, and professional relationships to generate desired results.
The 605-member Supply Chain team of this multifacility integrated delivery network (IDN) relied on internal departmental dedication and expertise, external consulting and services from reliable suppliers and vendors, as well as education and knowledge-sharing from prominent fellow IDNs around the country to fine-tune and hone its own supply chain enterprise.
Headquartered in Sacramento and operating 24 acute-care hospitals and more than 200 clinics, Sutter Health has been a pillar of communities in Northern California for nearly a century.
“What’s noteworthy about Sutter earning the 2022 title is that its efforts and achievements, by and large, were based on something that can be created, developed and implemented by any organization – large or small, financially and technologically well-heeled or not,” said Healthcare Purchasing News Senior Editor Rick Dana Barlow. “It’s modeling. This represents the foundation for successful operations, whether during crisis or calm – clearly demonstrated by Sutter’s winning Supply Chain team.