January 27, 2023 – Cleveland Clinic was named the top supply chain in the annual Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. Banner Health, Corewell Health (formerly Spectrum Health/BHSH), Advocate Aurora Health and Ochsner Health rounded out the Top 5
Gartner’s ranking, now in its 14th year, focuses on U.S.-based health systems and includes an environmental, social and governance (ESG) measure for the first time. This year, increasing financial pressures was identified as a key challenge weighing on healthcare chief supply chain officers (CSCOs).
“While in years past we have seen an emphasis on cost and efficiency related to capabilities, this year is different,” said Eric O’Daffer, vice president analyst with the Gartner Supply Chain practice. “Costs are higher and margins are decreasing. The expectation is for supply chains to drive cost savings, while simultaneously adding services and increasing resiliency.”
Cleveland Clinic is tops in the ranking for the second consecutive year. “In its second consecutive year in the number one position, Cleveland Clinic continues to demonstrate leadership in many facets of supply chain,” O’Daffer said. “This includes their work on supply chain initiatives focused on supplier diversity, clinical integration, a resiliency program and workforce optimization.”
Read more in the latest issue of The Journal of Healthcare Contracting.