EDITOR’S NOTE

Mark Thill

The here and the now … and the future

The “here and now” is important, according to the folks who espouse mindfulness. And who’s to argue? But the future is pretty important too. Hence our second annual “Future Leaders of Supply Chain” feature.

In our call for nominations earlier this year, we asked for your help in identifying “someone under 40 from the provider side who has the energy, dedication and courage to shape tomorrow’s healthcare supply chain.”

Here are this year’s Future Leaders – as well as an excerpt from each one’s nomination:

  • Sterling Borders, director, supply chain management, Med Center Health, Bowling Green, Kentucky. (“As his operational knowledge has grown, so has his willingness to engage in a collaborative manner with clinicians and physicians.”)
  • Derek Havens, associate vice president, strategic sourcing and engagement, HonorHealth, Scottsdale, Arizona. (“Since Derek’s arrival at HonorHealth, a new culture has been created within the organization centered around the physician engagement strategy that he has developed.”)
  • Tyler Loeb, strategic sourcing manager, clinical supplies and services, Jefferson Health, Center City, Pennsylvania. (“Tyler is able to balance the demands of his clinical stakeholders, organization savings targets, and supplier relationships.”)
  • Matt McGraw, vice president, supply chain integration, OSF HealthCare, Peoria, Illinois. (“Matt McGraw leads the teams that manage sourcing, supply chain management, ERP and data, and is supporting OSF’s new consolidated service center.”)
  • Josh Plauny, director, materials management, VCU Health System, Richmond, Virginia. (“His passion is leading teams to deliver structure and process that increase the likelihood of desired outcomes while minimizing errors.”)
  • Bruce Radcliff, vice president, sourcing strategy, Advocate Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Downers Grove, Illinois. (“Bruce Radcliff came from outside healthcare and brings solid supply chain fundamentals, coupled with an inquisitive mind.”)
  • Matt Roberts, director, internal control, HealthTrust Supply Chain Operations, Richmond, Virginia. (“Matt Roberts is comfortable interacting and providing influence to a diverse set of leaders.”)

When you read their stories, you’ll see these individuals are already making an impact on the “here and now.” And you can bet they will be continuing to make an impact on tomorrow’s “here and nows” as well.