Huntington Hospital has been named a recipient of ECRI Institute’s
sixth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award. The prestigious
award honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in overall
spend management and in adopting best practice solutions in its supply
“We are honored to receive this designation from ECRI Institute,”
said Jim Noble, executive vice president, chief financial officer/provider
strategy, Huntington Hospital. “This recognition is the culmination
of years of effort by our hospital’s operations team implementing
best practice solutions to advance our supply chain efforts. I am proud
to work with such a dedicated team.”
Each year, the Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award recognizes hospitals
and health systems for their comprehensive and effective use of ECRI Institute's
SELECTplus® supply and capital procurement advisory programs. This year's winners
were selected out of nearly 3,000 members nationwide. Winners are determined
using a two-part selection process that is both quantitative and subjective.
The evaluation process was based on a study and analysis of each organization's
purchase order history and supply chain initiatives that included ongoing
and consistent spend management and market analytics efforts for all medical
devices, including capital medical equipment, supplies, physician preference
items, service contracts, reagents, and others.
About ECRI Institute
ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline
of applied scientific research to healthcare to discover which medical
procedures, devices, drugs, and processes enable improved patient care.
As pioneers in this science for nearly 50 years, ECRI Institute marries
experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. Strict
conflict-of-interest guidelines ensure objectivity. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice
Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute
PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by
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In May, ECRI Institute visited Huntington Hospitalto present an award to