Henry Ford Recognized with National Award for Purchasing Practices

August 17, 2015

DETROIT – Henry Ford Health System’s achievement at finding cost savings through more effective purchasing practices is being recognized with a 2015 Supply Chain Excellence Award from Premier Inc.

Operating under the philosophy that saving money on supplies leads to a healthy bottom line, which in turn helps ensure that patients’ needs are met, Henry Ford continues to implement efficiencies in supply purchasing. Many changes in purchasing are based on recommendations from physicians and staff.

Henry Ford was one of 32 hospitals nationally and one of two in Michigan to receive the award from Premier Inc., which works with its members to develop and share information on ways to improve the way health care is delivered.

The Premier Award has gone to Henry Ford five times in seven years.

“This honor reflects the hard work of many people on our team who are committed to being cost-conscious,” says Jim O’Connor, vice president of Supply Chain Management at Henry Ford. “It also shows that we are using our resources effectively while easing the burden of overhead costs."

Durral R. Gilbert, Premier’s president of Supply Chain Services, says Henry Ford Health System “is continuously advancing their supply purchasing strategies and collaborating to share best practices.”

Kim North Shine
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