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2012 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award Winners Circle

Honoring excellence in spend management and supply chain processes  ECRI Institute Healthcare Supply Chain Award

The ECRI Institute Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award recognizes healthcare organizations for their dedication to improving healthcare quality and reducing costs by leveraging the full range of ECRI Institute’s supply chain services.    
The five winning organizations were chosen out of nearly 2,500 hospitals and health systems who subscribe to ECRI Institute’s PriceGuide™ and SELECTplus supply and capital procurement advisory services.    
The recipients of the 1st Annual ECRI Institute Healthcare Supply Chain Award are: 
  • Broward Health 
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare 
  • Yale New Haven Health System  

Broward Health and ECRI Institute
Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale receiving their award in February. (From left to right) Tom Sisk, Regional Account Executive, ECRI Institute; Frank Nask, President/CEO, Broward Health; Brian Bravo, Director of Corporate Resources and Materials Management, Broward Health; Robert Martin, Chief Financial Officer, Broward Health; Jennifer Myers, Vice President, Select Health Technology Services, ECRI Institute; Jim Robertson, Area Vice President, South and East, ECRI Institute    


Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare of Glendale, WI, receiving 
the award on March 26. (From left to right) Joe Volpe, VP Supply Chain, Wheaton Franciscan; Terri Kendrick, Director, Purchasing, Wheaton Franciscan; Mark Jensen, Regional Account Executive, ECRI Institute; Tim Browne, Director, PriceGuide, ECRI Institute; Steve Ferens, Area Vice President, North, ECRI Institute

UCSF Medical Center 
University of California San Francisco Medical Center receiving the award on March 13. (From left to right) Greg Van Riper, Director, Procurement Services, UCSF Medical Center; Jennifer Myers, Vice President, Select Health Technology Services, ECRI Institute; Kevin Pattison, Supply Chain Director
UCSF Medical Center

                                                         Yale New Haven Health System                             
Yale New Haven Health System receiving their award on May 31 from Maria Garrity, Regional Account Executive, 
Northeast, and Tim Browne, Director, PriceGuide, ECRI Institute.   
Read a brief profile of each of the winning organizations and their words of appreciation: 
Broward Health, providing services in South Florida for more than 70 years, is a nationally recognized system Broward Health
that encompasses more than 30 healthcare facilities.  
“With regard to PriceGuide, I believe this tool to be one of the most powerful supply chain tools in the healthcare sector. The fact that you can benchmark to the line item level is incredible. We have developed business processes around PriceGuide and integrated them into our Value Analysis process and Contracting process. This allows us to effectively negotiate upfront pricing, resulting in a lower supply chain cost. We have trained our entire supply chain staff and gave them access to the ECRI tools."
Now we are working with ECRI to do benchmarking by department cost center. The idea being that any Buyer that is in charge of a specific cost center will be able to benchmark at the click of a button and team up with that department manager to help lower their supply budget in that specific department by looking at not only price but spending patterns and standardization opportunities.
I want to sincerely thank ECRI Institute for being the heroes in the Healthcare Supply Chain world!"  
Brian Bravo
   Corporate Director, Supply Chain

          Broward Health

UCSF Medical Center
University of California San Francisco Medical Center serves as the academic medical center of the University of California, San Francisco. Named one of the top 10 hospitals in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report, UCSF Medical Center programs include children's health, the brain and nervous system, organ transplantation, women's health and cancer.
“UCSF Medical Center is incredibly honored to receive the ECRI Institute’s 1st Annual Supply Chain Achievement Award. ECRI Institute has proven to be a highly valued and indispensable business partner in achieving our Supply Chain goals here at UCSF Medical Center. ECRI has assisted in implementing cost effective strategies that have rapidly benefitted our entire organization by reducing expense and driving productivity. By
providing us with real-time price benchmarking, ECRI continually aids in driving
costs out of our supply chain.”
“Through their diverse range of services, ECRI Institute has been an active partner in achieving our high standard of care. We are grateful for this award and excited to continue our partnership with ECRI Institute as we collaborate to further improve UCSF Medical Center’s supply chain, and in turn, our scope of services."
Kevin Pattison
   Supply Chain Director
   UCSF Medical Center
 Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Its reputation for excellence in each of these areas has made Vanderbilt a major patient referral center for the Mid-South.
"Vanderbilt is very excited and appreciative of the acknowledgment from ECRI
Institute--the value your organization has brought to us and the impact it has had on our ability to be successful in achieving supply chain goals."
 Teresa L. Dail, RN BSN
   Administrative Director, Supply Chain
   Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare  
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is a Catholic, not-for-profit organization with more than 100 health and shelter organizations in Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, and Illinois. The integrated healthcare networks provide nearly one-quarter of healthcare delivered in the region.  
“Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is honored to be recognized. We consider ECRI Institute as a trusted partner in our endeavor to provide the most appropriate and highest quality supplies and equipment used in the care of our patients. It is imperative in this time of fiscal restraint to have a partner that provides unbiased research and cost data, and ECRI does that and much more."       
Terri Kendrick
 Director, Purchasing
   Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare


Yale New Haven Health SystemYale New Haven Health System, through its Yale-New Haven, Bridgeport, Greenwich and Northeast Medical Group Delivery Networks, provides comprehensive, cost-effective, advanced patient care characterized by safety and clinical and service quality. Yale New Haven Health System, in affiliation with Yale School of Medicine and other universities and colleges, educates health professionals and advances clinical care. In all of its work, YNHHS is committed to the communities it has the privilege of serving.  
"Yale New Haven Health System utilizes ECRI Institute's PriceGuide and Select Plus tools to support our daily Strategic Sourcing workflow. The benchmarking available in PriceGuide allows our contracting team to understand the market and develop a strategy prior to negotiating supply contracts. SelectPlus provides the procurement staff with budgeting and benchmarking tools to help drive efficient and effective capital equipment and service contract negotiations."
Beth Vinson
   Associate Director, Corporate Contracting
   Corporate Supply Chain Management
   Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation