Cleveland Clinic has named Steve Downey as the health system’s Chief Supply Chain and Patient Support Services Officer. In his new role, Downey will be responsible for planning, leading and directing all strategic and operational aspects of Cleveland Clinic’s global supply chain and support services. He will also provide strategic vision and oversight for creating key partnerships and joint ventures, providing direction on key sourcing decisions.
Downey joins Cleveland Clinic having spent the last four years as the group senior vice president of Supply Chain Operations at Vizient, Inc. He was responsible for Vizient’s supply chain operations business, as well as providing supply chain leadership and guidance for over 35 acute and 200 non-acute facilities across the U.S. He led internal and external data management initiatives, including the implementation of machine learning and AI, as well as acute and non-acute supply chain technologies.
Prior to joining Vizient, Downey spent four years at GEODIS, an international supply chain transport and logistics firm operating in 67 countries around the globe. He served as senior vice president of Healthcare & Consumer Electronics Vertical from 2015-17 and as vice president of Healthcare Vertical from 2013-15. In his roles, he led commercial activities for multimillion dollar accounts as well as oversaw GEODIS’s $1 billion healthcare business.