Washington Regional Medical Center has been recognized by VHA Inc., a national healthcare network, for its success in improving operational efficiency and reducing costs from the supply chain while maintaining quality patient care.
Washington Regional was among nine healthcare organizations across the U.S. who received a Supply Chain Management Excellence Award at VHA's Annual Leadership Conference recently in Denver, Colo.
By maximizing supply chain potential, VHA says, hospitals are better prepared to identify and implement innovative, sustainable supply chain savings that will enable them to reduce costs without compromising quality.
According to Jack Morris, Washington Regional vice president-logistics, recent supply chain innovations at the hospital have resulted in cost savings and have also ensured that the most appropriate and up-to-date technology is available to its patient and physician communities.
“We established a committee aimed at proactively reviewing the proposed purchase of new technology or new supplies in a collective and collaborative manner,” Morris said. “Committee members represent various departments and bring the hospital’s clinical, financial and compliance needs together in the final decision.”