Future Leaders of Supply Chain: Sterling Border

Sterling Borders
Director, Supply Chain Management
Med Center Health
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Nomination submitted by Susan Helms, MHA, MA, MT(ASCP)SLS, senior region director, Premier Inc.

Sterling Borders joined Med Center Health in 2017 and has brought a new perspective to their supply chain functions as well as a tremendous amount of enthusiasm. Over the last year, Sterling has tirelessly attacked contracting opportunities, expanded his product knowledge and developed an improved understanding of healthcare fundamentals to include billing and reimbursement, and has connected their relevance to the organization’s use of supplies. As his operational knowledge has grown, so has his willingness to engage in a collaborative manner with clinicians and physicians. His efforts include improving physician productivity in surgery, line item contract savings in the cath lab and in interventional radiology, and working with ENTs to standardize usage patterns.

Snapshot
Born/raised: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Undergrad degree: Western Kentucky University (Financial planning and services)
Graduate degree: Bellevue University, MBA
Joined The Med Center: 2017

Some prior work highlights

  • Senior business analyst, Camping World
  • Senior financial analyst, Fiserv
  • Finance manager, Chico’s FAS
  • VP operations, Inked

Med Center Health

  • Six hospitals (including one long-term, acute-care facility)
  • 454 acute-care beds
  • 110 extended-care beds
  • 400+ physicians in more than 50 specialties