HealthTrust Performance Group Honors Members for Excellence, Sustainability and Innovation

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 26, 2022 – Six HealthTrust member organizations have been singled out for supply chain excellence, sustainability and innovation benefitting their patients, communities and stakeholders. Recipients of the annual Member Recognition Awards – the most prestigious honors presented by HealthTrust Performance Group – were announced last evening at HealthTrust University conference in Nashville. David Osborn, Ph.D., senior vice president of strategic accounts and advisory services presented awards to the following health systems and their representatives.

Operational Excellence – Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn., for implementing more than 100 supply chain initiatives which yielded significant savings.

  • Susan Schrupp, senior vice president and chief purchasing officer
  • Gina Nieszczur, senior director, imaging services
  • Jamie Smigel, director, category analytics
  • Joanna Morton, RN, BSN, director, clinical resources
  • Scott Wood, director, supply chain management

Clinical Excellence – Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pa., for leveraging analytics and value analysis for perioperative services to improve efficiency and lower costs while enhancing patient care.

  • Janelle Alfano, director, perioperative business services
  • Allison Hontz, administrator, strategic sourcing
  • Keith Carl, manager, network value analysis
  • Tamara Gates, contract and product manager
  • Alexandre Warman, administrator, perioperative business services

Social Stewardship – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass., for sustainability initiatives reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, and diversion of non-hazardous waste through reuse, reprocessing and recycling.

  • Avery Palardy, sustainability program manager

Pharmacy Excellence – Atlantic Health System, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, N.J., for its megasite vaccination program serving thousands of New Jersey residents per day with no wasted doses or medication errors.

  • Timothy Lise, PharmD, BCPS, executive director, pharmacy services
  • Kunal Shah, assistant manager, pharmacy
  • Mark Harris, manager, pharmacy
  • Michele Sienkiewicz, manager, pharmacy services
  • Doug Bloomstein, manager, pharmacy services
  • Judy Redmond, assistant manager, pharmacy
  • Esther King, assistant manager, pharmacy

Innovation – Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison, N.J., for automating supply chain tasks resulting in time savings and improved efficiencies to the inventory system and item master.

  • Geffry Lafortune, customer service supervisor
  • Laura Catalini, pricing and data integrity supervisor

Outstanding Member – Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Memphis, Tenn., for contract adoption initiatives leading to cost savings and improved patient outcomes.

  • Chris Hilty, manager, pharmacy supply chain
  • Christopher Bell, director, supply chain management
  • Clark Story, project manager, supply chain management
  • Gregory Mathis, manager, supply chain management
  • Jeremy Cook, senior director, supply chain management
  • Larry Fogarty, vice president, supply chain
  • Rusty Parker, senior director, supply chain management
  • Steve Colclasure, supervisor, supply chain

In addition to receiving recognition at the conference, the winning organizations will be featured in the national magazine, The Source.

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