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Intermountain Healthcare ranked #1 in the Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25

Intermountain Healthcare recognized as a leader across the healthcare value chain in improving human life at sustainable costs.

Intermountain has been leading the way and our supply chain organization has helped us find significant savings. It’s one of the main reasons Utah healthcare costs are among the lowest in the nation.
— Marc Harrison, MD, Intermountain Healthcare’s President and CEO
SALT LAKE CITY, UT, UNITED STATES, November 18, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Intermountain Healthcare topped Gartner’s 2016 Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for companies demonstrating leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. After two years at number three and six years in the top 10, Intermountain’s move to the number one spot is the culmination of strategy, talent and capital coming together in a sustained effort to transform its supply chain, according to Gartner. The report from Gartner analysts added, “We believe the successes are just beginning for Intermountain.”

“With per person healthcare costs in the U.S. hitting an all-time high this year and with healthcare spending projected to grow over the coming decade at a faster rate than the national economy, managing healthcare costs is a national imperative,” says Marc Harrison, MD, Intermountain Healthcare’s President and CEO. “Intermountain has been leading the way for several years, and our supply chain organization has helped us find significant savings. It’s one of the main reasons Utah healthcare costs are among the lowest in the nation.”

Gartner reported that implementing patient-focused strategies helped Intermountain provide high-quality care at affordable costs. It also highlighted the fact that collaborative projects over the last 10 years produced validated savings to Intermountain of over $586 million, through a wide variety of process improvement projects and protocols.

“This recognition is a result of many years of hard work and reflects the collective effort of a great number of people,” says Richard Beach, Assistant Vice President of Supply Chain Materials Management at Intermountain. “While the building, tools and processes we employ are very important to our success, it is really each of our employee’s willingness to contribute, work together, and provide extraordinary service that makes this kind of achievement possible.”

The Gartner rankings are determined through quantitative measures such as patient care performance, financial strength, and supply chain excellence, and includes a voting process that includes peer organizations at VP-level and above and Gartner analysts. Read more at Gartner’s website < http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3516418>.

Lance Madigan
Intermountain Healthcare
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