Supply Chain performance excellence spans the nation

June 8, 2023

Healthcare Purchasing News has been honoring Supply Chain departments consistently and exclusively for 20 consecutive years. Here’s a look back at the winning departments, which spanned large and urban facilities and healthcare systems to small and suburban hospitals, along with honorable mentions and finalists. From a regional perspective through 2023, nine have hailed from the East Coast (three from Pennsylvania), one from the West Coast and 10 from nine states in between (with Tennessee claiming two of that total). Prior to recognizing Supply Chain departments, HPN saluted Supply Chain department leaders for 15 consecutive years with a three-year gap between the annual individual and department awards.

2023 – UChicago Medicine – Gold Chain

            Silver Chain: Hartford (CT) HealthCare

            Bronze Chain: MultiCare Health System, Tacoma, WA

            Finalists: Stanford (CA) Medicine and UC Irvine (CA) Health 

2022 – Sutter Health, Sacramento, CA – Gold Chain

            Silver Chain: Parkview Health

            Bronze Chain: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

            Finalists: OU Health, UHealth-University of Miami

2021 – Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ

            Honorable Mention: Stanford Medicine

            Finalists: CentraCare Health, South Broward/Memorial Health

2020 – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, Lebanon, NH

            Honorable Mention: HonorHealth

            Finalists: Froedtert Health, Intermountain

2019 - Tower Health, West Reading, PA

            Finalists: AtlantiCare, Atlantic Health System, Intermountain

2018 - Piedmont Health, Atlanta

            Finalists: Boston Children’s Hospital, Temple University Health

2017 - Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis

            Finalists: Centura Health, University of Vermont Health

2016 - Christus Health, Irving, TX

            Finalists: AtlantiCare, Summa Health, University of Vermont Health

2015 - Riverside Health System, Newport News, VA

            Finalists: UAB Hospital, University of Chicago Medicine, Union Hospital

2014 - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

            Honorable Mention: Owensboro Health

Finalist: University of Chicago Medicine

2013 - Greenville (SC) Health System

            Finalists: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Upstate Medical University (SUNY)

2012 - UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA

            Finalist: University of Chicago Medicine

2011 - WellStar Health System, Atlanta, GA

            Finalists: Lancaster General Hospital, Rockingham Memorial Hospital

2010 - Broward Health, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

            Honorable Mention: Ohio State University Medical Center

Finalist: Fletcher Allen Healthcare

2009 - Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City, TN

            Finalists: North Short Long Island Jewish Healthcare System, Texas Children’s Hospital

2008 - Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

            Finalists: Naval Hospital-Pensacola, FL, Temple University Health System

2007 - SSM Health Care-St. Louis

            Finalists: Fairview Southdale Hospital, OhioHealth, University Health Care System

2006 - Baptist Health System, Birmingham, AL

            Honorable Mentions: Air Force Medical Logistics Flight, West Penn Allegheny Health System

            Finalists: University of Connecticut Health Center

2005 - Cleveland (OH) Clinic

            Finalists: Sarasota Memorial Hospital, West Penn Allegheny Health System

2004 - Terrebonne General Medical Center, Houma, LA

            Finalists: Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, MedCentral, West Penn Allegheny Health System

HPN’s Materials Manager of the Year/Materials Management Leadership Award recipients

2000: Vicki Doss, regional director of materials management, Central California Division, Adventist Health, Bakersfield, CA

1999: Brett Still, CPM, MBA, director, regional materials management, Providence Health System-Portland (OR)

1998: Brenda Meares, manager, procurement services, WakeMed, Raleigh, NC

1997: Timothy K. Glennon, vice president and corporate procurement officer, Staten Island (NY) University Hospital

1996: Sara M. "Sally" Bird, deputy director, Directorate of Medical Materiel, Defense Personnel Support Center, Defense Logistics Agency, Philadelphia

1995: John Gialanella, director of materiel services, the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

1994: James Francis, vice president of materiel services, BJC Health System, St. Louis

1993: T. Tod Timmel, Genesee Hospital, Rochester, NY

1992: Stuart Wasilewski, director of materials management, Rockford (IL) Memorial Hospital

1991: Robert Simpson, Neponset Valley Health System, Norwood, MA

1990: George Malik, Philadelphia-Lankenau Hospital

1989: Douglas Carr, Nanaimo (BC) Regional General Hospital, Canada

1988: James Gandy, Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL

1987: Peter Mike, Tucson (AZ) Medical Center

1986: Lee Boergadine, Yale-New Haven (CT) Hospital