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  • Tampa General Hospital Honored as One of the Top 50 North American Healthcare Providers for Supply Chain Excellence

    Tampa General Hospital Honored as One of the Top 50 North American Healthcare Providers for Supply Chain Excellence
     
    Tampa General is one of only two hospitals in Florida recognized by Global Healthcare Exchange for
    outstanding performance in operations.
     
    Tampa, FL (June 2, 2021) – Tampa General Hospital is one of 50 hospitals recognized by Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) for supply chain excellence. The academic medical center was selected based on outstanding operational abilities, including improving cost management due to supply chain improvements. Tampa General is one of only two hospitals recognized in the state of Florida.
     
    “Tampa General is an innovative and adaptive workplace, where we strive to be the best,” said Mark Campbell, vice president of supply chain. “Our team has an opportunity daily to contribute to the success of this hospital. It’s an honor seeing Tampa General recognized for its accomplishments due to the challenges of managing supplies during a global pandemic.”
     
    Hospitals were selected based on the following criteria:

    • Maximizing automation of healthcare practices
    • Usage of GHX tools such as online pre-recorded training videos
    • Increased numbers of new connections with trading partners
    • Improving efficiency in health care spending
     
    “Overall, our most important achievement of this past year was our ability to keep our team members supplied with increased amounts of personal protective equipment needed for caring for COVID-19 patients,” said Campbell. “We were able to build an infrastructure to purchase and store the appropriate amount of supplies critically necessary for the safety of our entire team and our patients.”
     
    More than 4,100 hospitals were analyzed for this recognition. The hospitals are located throughout the United States and Canada. They are all connected to the GHX digital trading network where hospitals can connect and communicate with a larger community of trading partners to source supplies.
     
    “2020 was an extraordinary year for the healthcare industry and the ‘Best 50’ providers especially rose to the challenge with visionary leadership and resilience,” said Bruce Johnson, president, and CEO of GHX. “These organizations proved the strategic value of the supply chain far exceeds cost savings into removing waste, driving greater efficiency, and delivering quality patient care during the most unprecedented of times. Congratulations to our newest class of ‘Best 50’ honorees!”