Hear a supply chain vice president discuss process improvement and alignment
In this conversation, Jay McCullough, HealthTrust VP Strategic Accounts talks with Jay Kirkpatrick, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations with LifePoint Health. Jay worked to adjust and adopt protocols within the clinical and operational spaces during COVID and beyond. We discuss the procurement of PPE as well as lessons learned.
Supply chain alignment
As vice president for LifePoint Health’s supply chain operations, Jay Kirkpatrick provides strategic oversight for the management of all medical-surgical supplies, services and equipment for the organization. In his role, he leads the development of supplier/distributor relationships, oversees facility-based materials management activities, develops supply improvement and standardization initiatives and provides direction on acquisitions-related transition and due diligence processes.
Jay has been a leader in the healthcare supply chain space for more than 30 years. Before joining LifePoint Health, he most recently served as regional chief executive officer (CEO) for HealthTrust, where he oversaw group purchasing relationships with 17 healthcare systems with a total spend of $10 billion. Prior to that, he served in several roles for HCA Healthcare, including CEO of Nashville Supply Chain Services.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business: Production & Operations Management and Procurement Management from Miami University and a Master of Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. A Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP), he is a past president of the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) and the recipient of both the AHRMM George R. Gossett Leadership Award and the GHX Supply Chain Leadership Award.