ECRI, an independent, nonprofit health services organization that provides technology solutions and evidence-based guidance to healthcare decision makers worldwide, recently named Huntington Hospital as a winner in its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award.
This award recognizes U.S. healthcare organizations for achieving excellence in overall spend management, including budgeting, benchmarking, technology assessment and strategic development, and adopting best-practice solutions into their supply chain processes. Huntington Hospital was one of just twelve organizations nationwide who received this award.
“On behalf of Huntington Hospital’s entire supply chain team, we are extremely proud to be recognized by ECRI for their 2021 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award,” said Steve Mohr, senior vice president, chief financial officer, Huntington Hospital. “This award is the culmination of strategy, focus and hard work – evidenced by our ability to provide the highest level of PPE throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, significant cost reduction through contracting and product standardization as well as processes and procedures in place to manage acquisition of new technologies. As a non-profit hospital, these areas of efficiency are crucial to help us continue to offer excellent and compassionate care for our community.”
The Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award recognizes members of ECRI’s portfolio of supply chain services who demonstrate exemplary utilization of services across the procurement lifecycle, including budgeting, benchmarking, technology assessment, and strategic development. As part of the selection process, ECRI evaluated candidates’ 2021 spend management and market analytics efforts for capital medical devices, supplies, physician preference items, service contracts, and reagents.
“In the midst of a global pandemic that created unprecedented patient safety and supply chain challenges, these twelve healthcare organizations stand out,” says ECRI president and chief executive officer, Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD. “We congratulate our members for adhering to supply chain best practices that have enabled them to deliver safe, high-quality care.”
More than 3,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems are members of ECRI’s strategic sourcing and supply chain programs. ECRI has analyzed nearly $50 billion in supply and capital spend over the past year and has provided valuable guidance on COVID-19-related personal protective equipment and from both traditional and non-traditional suppliers.
For more information about ECRI and a complete list of winners, go to www.ecri.org.
ECRI is an independent, nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all healthcare settings. With a focus on patient safety, evidence-based medicine, and health technology decision solutions, ECRI is respected and trusted by healthcare leaders and agencies worldwide. Over the past fifty years, ECRI has built its reputation on integrity and disciplined rigor, with an unwavering commitment to independence and strict conflict-of-interest rules.
ECRI is the only organization worldwide to conduct independent medical device evaluations, with labs located in North America and Asia Pacific. ECRI is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices PSO is a federally certified Patient Safety Organization as designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) formally became an ECRI Affiliate in 2020.