Bellwether League, Inc.8 innovators, leaders, visionaries to be welcomed this fall to the Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership

SCHAUMBURG, IL (July 28, 2022) – Bellwether League Foundation’s Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership elected 9 professionals, hailed as innovators, leaders, trailblazers and visionaries for their industry contributions and performance, as honorees of the Bellwether Class of 2022. They join 129 earlier honorees inducted since inception of the organization.

Bellwether League Foundation’s Board of Directors selected the following professionals for the 15th Bellwether Class: Teresa L. Dail, Edward J. Hisscock, Thomas M. Lubotsky, John F. Sasen Sr., David R. Myers, Susan M. Tyk, John H. Hammergren and Rosaline Parson.

Bellwether Class of 2022 honorees will be inducted at the 15th Annual Bellwether League Foundation Induction & Recognition Event (BLFIRE), scheduled for Monday, October 3, at Marquette University, Milwaukee.

Bellwether League Foundation’s Board and Advisory Council selected these professionals for their achievements and contributions in the delivery of quality care through efficient and innovative supply chain operations. They represent creative thinkers who take the initiative, expand the boundaries of what’s possible, and perform in a way that improves and promotes the profession of supply chain management among hospitals, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), manufacturers and distributors, consulting firms, educational institutions and media properties.

“It is my esteemed pleasure to welcome these individuals to the Bellwether Class of 2022,” said Deborah Templeton, R.Ph., Chairman, Bellwether League Foundation. “After reviewing their contributions to the profession, it is hard to imagine what the healthcare supply chain would be like today without them.  Through their hard work, willingness to mentor others and visionary insights, the industry has grown. The Bellwether League Foundation is proud to recognize and honor them.”

Bellwether Class of 2022

Teresa L. Dail epitomizes the stature of a Chief Supply Chain Officer that embraces and exhibits entrepreneurial and innovative strategies and tactics with the traditional regimen successful day-to-day operations. Her achievements at Vanderbilt to improve the revenue and expense stream outcomes through business and clinical facilitation and relationships expand the influence and integrity of supply chain within the C-suite.

Edward J. Hisscock exhibits forward-thinking, insightful interpretations of contemporary challenges as well as the diplomatic capabilities of bringing disparate groups of clinical, executive, financial and operational groups together to develop and implement solutions. At Trinity, he leads colleagues to identify and root out key pain points through data and information in their ongoing quest for performance improvement.

Thomas M. Lubotsky, FACHE, represents the ideals and implementation of collaboration and trust as executed by supply chain operations across an entire enterprise. An authentic leader at Allina who builds standardization and centralization through consensus and mutual value creation, he works closely with others to share and celebrate clinical, financial and operational victories.

John F. Sasen Sr. (1942-2013) revolutionized customer-centric, physician-focused primary care distribution of products at PSS World Medical long before online exchanges became standard fare in retail – and eventually healthcare – negotiations and transactions. He consistently strove for win-win-win situations, fusing dedicated customer service and solutions to mutual profitability for both provider and supplier, morphing confrontation to collaboration.

David R. Myers continually challenges the supplier status quo with a “customer-first” philosophy that ultimately benefits both buyer and seller in supply chain decisions and transactions. At Owens & Minor and other company affiliations throughout his career, he actively promotes resiliency and value in both words and deeds through advocacy, education, engagement, mentoring and professional development.

Susan M. Tyk brings an earnest, caregiving, clinical perspective to supply chain operations that reflects her distinguished nursing background and expertise and reinforces her credibility in corporate management, consulting and line management. She creates and generates supply chain success in others not from the top down or bottom up but from within each professional that radiates outward in a way that blends coach, mentor and teacher rather than boss.

John H. Hammergren once described himself as a simple guy who could make things complicated, solving business problems with the mind of an engineer, but fused with a dedication and devotion to people – his colleagues and his customers. At McKesson, he carved a monument to customer service, information technology and distribution sales, paving a pathway toward credibility, respect and resilience.

Rosaline Parson served as one of the earliest clinically integrated supply chain leaders pioneering the concept of linking value analysis to self-contracting and self-distribution via provider-managed network and consolidated service center. During her term at Orlando Regional, she stressed the inclusion of clinicians in supply chain decision-making so that they were integral to the process and all successful outcomes.


About Bellwether League Foundation

Bellwether League Foundation comprises two operating divisions that educate, endow and evaluate professionals in healthcare supply chain performance excellence: The Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership and Bellwether Philanthropy.

The Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership evaluates and validates professionals submitted for consideration in its three award programs: Bellwether Honorees, Future Famers and Ammer Honorees. The Hall of Fame also offers educational and professional development content via the Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership Forum and its “Leaders & Luminaries” multimedia of online and printed content.

The Board selects deceased, retired and currently active professionals with a minimum of 25 years of exemplary service and leadership performance in supply chain operations that meet its criteria to be recognized publicly as Bellwether Class Honorees.

Future Famers represent supply chain professionals early in their healthcare careers who do not yet qualify for Bellwether consideration but have contributed meaningfully to the profession and industry.

Honorees who receive the “Dean S. Ammer Award for Healthcare Supply Chain Performance Excellence” represent noteworthy executives and professionals in the middle of their careers who, through their innovative leadership and influential project management experience, best exemplify the practice and spirit of healthcare supply chain performance excellence.

To date, The Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership has honored 137 innovators, leaders and pioneers in healthcare supply chain management in five distinct categories: Education & Media, Supply Chain Management (Provider), Group Purchasing, Supplier and Consulting Services. Bellwether League Foundation also has recognized 37 Future Famers, and two Ammer Honorees.

Bellwether Philanthropy offers grants, scholarships and capstone educational and developmental projects to college-bound high school students who plan to study supply chain curricula, current collegiate students who major in supply chain-related careers and professionals who pursue continuing education through associations and universities.

Launched in late July 2007 by a group of influential veterans in the healthcare supply chain industry, Bellwether League Foundation began as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation that upgraded to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in January 2021.

Bellwether League Foundation currently is funded by six Founding and Platinum Sustaining Sponsors – GHX, HealthTrust, Owens & Minor, Premier, Vizient and Wingfoot Media – and a host of additional sustaining sponsors at multiple levels. For more information, visit Bellwether League Foundation’s website at www.bellwetherleague.org.

For more information on how to become a sustaining or corporate sponsor or to nominate Bellwether Honoree, Ammer Honoree and Future Famer candidates visit BellwetherLeague.org.