Supply Chain World Volume 8, Issue 8

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The Guthrie Clinic Corporate Purchasing



Managing supply chain in the healthcare environment can be extremely complex, but the corporate purchasing team at Guthrie is determined to create a supply chain model that can withstand any disruptions


omprising four hospitals - including Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA (with a campus in Towanda, PA), Guthrie Corning Hospital in Corning, NY, Guthrie Troy Community Hospital in Troy, PA, and Guthrie Cortland Medical Center in Cortland, NY, as well as a research institute and home care/hospice - Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York.


The organization’s multi-specialty group practice consists of more than 365 physicians and 300 advanced practice providers, who offer 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations and provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health

and well-being of those it serves. Serving patients from a 12-county service area creates a complex and multi-faceted supply chain, and the responsibility for managing this challenging and rewarding segment of its operations lies with the Supply Chain Division. Grace Jackson is VP Procurement - Supply Chain, and Supply Chain World (SCW) was fortunate to be given a fascinating insight into the workings of this department by Grace, as she told us more