Providence supply chain recognized among top 25 in nation
Providence’s supply chain is recognized in the top 25 in
Providence is named one of Gartner’s top 25 supply
chains in health care among Cardinal Health, Cleveland Clinic, Intermountain
Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Mayo Foundation
2014 rankings highlight innovation, high-quality patient care and optimal
“We are honored that Gartner and our industry peers
recognize us as a leader in health care and supply chain management,” said Dave
Hunter, vice president of supply chain management, engineering and hospitality.
At Providence, supply chain management leaders partner
with clinicians to standardize products and services. This video
illustrates how they have designed a process to deliver the exact number of
supplies from the consolidated services center (CSC) to
the patient’s bedside.
Delivering the right product, at the right time and at the
right price to the point of care improves the quality of health care and
The Gartner report notes, “Geographically dispersed
along the West Coast from Southern California to Alaska, Providence has to
balance agility in its supply chain response to the diverse markets it serves,
while driving common practices through the enterprise.”
CSC delivers more supplies across a greater distance
than other health care systems with distribution centers. When more supplies
are delivered through CSC, the savings are greater.
From 2011 to 2013, supply chain management has saved
more than $227 million.
“This work is essential
to patient care as we create healthier communities, together,” said Dave Hunter.