Ed Becker brought computerization to sterile processing, electronically linking supply chain operations to surgical services as a means to improve patient care delivery, a groundbreaking achievement several decades ago.
Pete DeBusk built his now-global company, DeRoyal Industries Inc., around bar-coded, custom-crafted products to help surgeons, physicians and nurses provide better care more efficiently.
Dee Donatelli applied her experience as a registered nurse into a career in supply chain management deeply rooted in value analysis principles and further honed by an evidence-based philosophy that she promotes industry-wide.
Nancy LeMaster used her extensive background in performance improvement and strategic planning to reinvigorate supply chain operations at several prominent healthcare organizations, specializing in data standards and utilization management.
Mike McCurry rechanneled his industrial supply chain acumen to create and develop one of the market-leading multi-hospital shared service operations models in healthcare, even serving as a hospital CEO and IT executive along the way.
Jim Olsen brought fundamental product and purchased services contracting and sourcing improvements and information technology expertise to several high-profile healthcare organizations in both the investor-owned and not-for-profit sectors.
Jane Pleasants was an early pioneer of self-contracting, stockless distribution and supply chain automation in hospital settings as well as a federally recognized expert in integrating finance, IT and supply chain with clinical effectiveness.
Mike Switzer leveraged technology and biomedical engineering ingenuity to design and develop innovative logistical products and services that redefined healthcare warehousing and consolidated service center operations.
Future Famers Class of 2020 - Left to right:
Hunter Chandler, Director, Supply Chain Information Systems, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Jack Koczela, Director of Services, Supply Chain, Froedtert Health Integrated Service Center, Menomonee Falls, WI
Kenneth Scher, CMRP, Vice President, End-to-End Supply Chain, Nexera Inc., New York
Future Famers Class of 2019 - Left to right: Geisinger Health’s Jun B. Amora, Memorial Health System’s Erin M. Bromley, Avera Health’s Sara M. Henderson, Mid-America Service Solutions’ Jessica Rinderle and Dartmout-Hitchcock Health’s Sidney L. Hamilton. Not pictured: The University of Kansas Health System’s Brian A. Dolan.
Future Famers Class of 2018 - Standing (left to right): Troy Compardo, Amy Chieppa and Andy Leaders. Not pictured: Ryan Rotar.
Future Famers Class of 2017 - Standing (left to right): Mark Growcott, Ph.D., Karen Kresnik, R.N., and Ben Cahoy. Not pictured: Derek Havens and Christy Crestin.
Future Famers Class of 2016 - Standing (left to right): Erik Walerius, Nisha Lulla and Rob Proctor. Not pictured: Jimmy Henderson, Kate Polczynski and Baljeet Sangha.
Future Famers Class of 2015 - Standing (left to right): University of Chicago’s Eric Tritch, Ochsner Health’s Will Barrette, Providence Health’s Justin Freed, Mercy Health/St. Rita’s Jason Hays, Parkview Health’s Donna Van Vlerah and Texas Health’s Nate Mickish (back and to the right).
Randy V. Bradley, Ph.D., CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Haslam College of Business, Department of Supply Chain Management
Randy V. Bradley Profile
Mayo Clinic’s Jim Francis accepts the 2017 Dean S. Ammer Award for Supply Chain Excellence, on behalf of his Ammer Level 5 Supply Chain Organization.
Michael Louviere accepts the inaugural Dean S. Ammer Award for Supply Chain Excellence on behalf of his Supply Chain team at Ochsner Health System.