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Owens & Minor connects healthcare manufacturers and providers with complete solutions unmatched in the industry. By Chris Petersen

Experience matters, especially in the healthcare industry where lives are literally on the line each and every day. For hospitals and other healthcare facilities, knowing that the vital products they need to care for their patients are in the hands of experienced and focused professionals is crucial. With more than 134 years of experience focusing solely on the healthcare sector, Owens & Minor is in the business of giving healthcare suppliers and end-users the peace of mind that critical healthcare products will be where they need to be when they need to be there.

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B. Braun and St. Luke’s broke the transactional model to create a bond between supplier and healthcare provider.
By Tim O’Connor

As the status quo for how the healthcare industry operated began to change earlier this decade, St. Luke’s University Health Network understood it had to be ahead of that transition. The six-hospital network, based in Pennsylvania, began looking for ways to reduce the overall cost of procedures, cut the number of patient infections and improve patient outcomes.

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Building an industry-leading supply chain goes hand-in-hand with a commitment to clinical excellence for UC Health.
By Eric Slack

On a mission to serve patients and solve complex medical cases, UC Health has assembled a team of top clinicians and researchers. This allows the organization to provide world-class care to Cincinnati and surrounding communities.

Just as its medical services and facilities are state-of-the-art, UC Health is building a world-class supply chain team that is helping the organization to run as cost effectively and efficiently as possible.

UC Health is Cincinnati’s only academic medical center and an integrated system that spans the Tristate region. It has main campuses in Clifton and West Chester, and its overall footprint includes University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Lindner Center of HOPE, Bridgeway Pointe and the University of Cincinnati Physicians 750-plus physician group.

The national rise in insurance costs, combined with a reduction in the amount of reimbursement paid by insurance providers, has proven to be one of the biggest challenges faced by healthcare systems. 

Cutting costs while not compromising the quality of healthcare is a high priority for healthcare providers across the United States. Susquehanna Health, an integrated health system including four hospitals, two skilled nursing facilities and 45 physician practices, is looking to its supply chain operations for answers.

“Hospitals are getting squeezed more and more, so when it comes to the supply chain, we’re trying to drive costs out of the system so the system is able to provide quality affordable healthcare to the communities we serve,” says David Peck, assistant vice president and chief supply chain officer of the Northeast Pennsylvania-based healthcare provider. 

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