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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.

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Nutrabolt’s executives believe in investing in the supply chain, as well as research and product development efforts.
By Jim Harris

Becoming an elite athlete or bodybuilder requires a great deal of self-discipline. Although top physical condition can only be attained by individual commitment and hard work, the encouragement and guidance of others play a large part in helping people reach their physical peak.

A growing number of athletes and bodybuilders in the United States and beyond look to Nutrabolt’s sports nutrition products to enhance their lives. Like its customers who work with coaches, trainers, spotters and others to meet their goals, the company also believes in partnering with others to achieve its top potential.

CVS Health’s rebranding strategy was launched in 2014 to reflect the organization’s broader health care commitment and its expertise in driving innovations needed to shape the future of health. This significant evolution has led to substantial changes in the company’s supply chain and logistics operations.

“We view ourselves as a healthcare company,” says Ron Link, senior vice president of logistics and supply chain. “The company is changing the way health care is delivered to increase access, lower costs and improve quality.” The company’s supply chain operation continually seeks new ways to enhance its operation to meet company goals, he says.

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. 

Serving nearly half a million patients across 36 medical offices, AdvantageCare Physicians is the largest physician-led medical group in the New York metropolitan area. The company began as a startup in 2013, born out of four separate medical groups that affiliated to become one organization. The group quickly expanded and to Brian Jaffe, associate vice president of supply chain management, it felt as though the group grew overnight.

“It’s a culture of rapid change,” Jaffe says. “We’re still developing policies and procedures. We’re rapidly adapting to the new organization as well as to the marketplace.”

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