HSCA Announces 2017 Board of Directors and Names HealthTrust President and CEO Ed Jones Board Chair

HCA Announces Leadership and Welcomes New Board Members; Organization Thanks Immediate Past Chair Lee Perlman for Service to the Healthcare Supply Chain

Washington, DC (January 30, 2017) – The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) today announced its 2017 Board of Directors and that HEALTHTRUST President and CEO Ed Jones will serve as Board Chair. HSCA also announced that Jennifer Gedney, Children’s Hospital Association Vice President of Supply Chain Services, and Jim Johnston, Vice President, PRIME, have joined the Board as new members.

“Ed Jones is recognized industry-wide as a healthcare supply chain leader whose 30+ years of experience will help HSCA and its members continue to deliver the best products at the best value to American hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgery centers, clinics, and other healthcare providers. Ed’s knowledge, passion and dedication will be invaluable as we continue with our mission and vision for the industry,” said HSCA President and CEO Todd Ebert, R.Ph. “At a moment of great change for the healthcare system, GPOs remain committed to lowering costs and increasing competition and innovation in the healthcare marketplace. At the direction of Ed Jones and the HSCA Board of Directors, HSCA will continue to advocate for common-sense solutions to help providers confront the myriad challenges facing the healthcare supply chain.”

The 2017 HSCA Board Officers are: Ed Jones, HEALTHTRUST, Chair; Durral Gilbert, Premier, Inc., Chair-Elect; and, Jody Hatcher, Vizient, Treasurer/Secretary. Immediate Past Chair Lee Perlman, Greater New York Hospital Association, will serve as Immediate Past Chair and Public Policy Chair.

“HSCA is very grateful to Lee Perlman for his service as Board Chair. I personally appreciate his willingness and support in helping me set a vision for HSCA and working toward achieving that vision,” added Ebert. “We are fortunate that Lee will continue to serve as Public Policy Chair, and the organization will continue to lean on his expertise as we work to transform the healthcare delivery system.”

The full 2017 HSCA Board of Directors includes:

– Ed Jones, HEALTHTRUST (Chair)
– Lee Perlman, Greater New York Hospital Association (Immediate Past Chair)
– Durral Gilbert, Premier, Inc. (Chair-Elect)
– Jody Hatcher, Vizient (Treasurer/Secretary)
– Geoff Brenner, TPC
– Tim Bugg, Capstone Health Alliance
– Alan Dahlgren, MMCAP
– Jennifer Gedney, Children’s Hospital Association (New Member)
– Julius Heil, Intalere
– Jim Johnston, PRIME (New Member)
– Michelle Pleiness, HPS
– Cathy Spinney, Yankee Alliance
– Dan Thomas, Provista

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About the Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA)
The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) represents the nation’s leading healthcare group purchasing organizations (GPOs), which are critical cost-savings partners to America’s hospitals, nursing homes, nursing home pharmacies, clinics, home healthcare providers and surgery centers. GPOs deliver billions in savings annually to healthcare providers, Medicare and Medicaid, and taxpayers. HSCA and its member GPOs are committed to delivering the best products at the best value to healthcare providers, to increasing competition and innovation in the market, and to being supply chain leaders in transparency and accountability. For more information, visit www.supplychainassociation.org. Follow HSCA on Twitter @HSCA.