Who will make HPN’s 2020 Salute to Supply Chain Operations Worth Watching?

Sept. 22, 2020

Healthcare Purchasing News announced it will identify, recognize and salute healthcare Supply Chain Operations Worth Watching for the 10th consecutive year. 

These involve teams of professionals who seem to go beyond the call of duty to make a difference and succeed as tangible examples for others to follow. 

What makes a supply chain op worth watching? What they’re doing and why they matter in the areas of cost-cutting, efficiency-driven, clinically motivated and patient-centric concepts, ideas, activities and outcomes. While these categories may seem rather cut-and-dry statistically, we use anecdotal, unscientific and completely subjective methods to choose organizations, motivated by self-reported innovative thinking and work. 

Here’s where we need your help. Within your organization or the clients and customers with whom you serve, who’s doing innovative, inventive work? We plan to publish mini-profiles of these organizations in HPN’s December 2020 edition. We’d like your help in suggesting, justifying and validating these organizations. 

Who do you know that should join the 100 organizations already profiled and be part of the 2020 “Elite” group? (For the list of who’s been recognized so far, visit HPN Online (www.hpnonline.com) and search for “Supply Chain Operations Worth Watching”). 


1. If you were to look at your current customer/membership roster, what are the top 3-5 hospital and/or IDN supply chain organizations you’d recommend we consider for this list? 

2. For each of the suggestions above, please highlight in 300 words or fewer (bullet points and/or sentences) why you believe this organization’s supply chain operation is one for readers and the industry to watch and emulate? 

We’re collecting the recommendations and evaluating them based on their “nominations.” Please note that you or your organization will not be identified as nominating the organization, but if a number of your organizations make the list you’ll certainly earn some bragging rights. 

3. For each of the suggestions above, please share with us how a particular supply or service partner (manufacturer, distributor, GPO, software company or consultant) contributed specifically to the organization’s success. What did the vendor contribute to the process? 

Please submit your recommendations to us via e-mail at [email protected] no later than Monday, October 5.