“Heartbeat of Healthcare” supply chain recognition program announced

*Updated – Feb. 25, 2021 at 2:35 p.m.*

February 25, 2021 – The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) new initiative, the “Heartbeat of Healthcare,” a new recognition program for the healthcare supply chain, was announced today, along with a call for applications.

The Heartbeat of Healthcare is an industry-wide award that celebrates the positive and noteworthy efforts of organizations, teams and individuals across healthcare supply chain.

The Heartbeat award is guided by a leadership committee comprised of supply chain representatives from across the industry, including providers, trade associations, group purchasing organizations, and healthcare improvement companies.

The award, born out of the COVID pandemic, recognizes the dedicated supply chain professionals and groups that have been quietly saving lives, accelerating innovation and building resilience across their communities.

Eligible organizations in the Provider Category include:

  • acute care organizations
  • non-acute organizations
  • long-term care organizations
  • home care organizations

Eligible organizations in the Supplier Category include:

  • Healthcare Manufacturers
  • Non-Healthcare Manufacturers Contributing to Healthcare
  • Technology and Solution Providers
  • Professional Service Companies
  • Distributors
  • Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs)

The award’s leadership committee aims to present the Heartbeat of Healthcare award live at major industry conferences as soon as in-person conferences and events begin to resume.

The Heartbeat of Healthcare award accepts applicants in both the provider and supplier categories. The company is accepting nominations for individuals, teams, and departments.

The deadline to apply for the inaugural award is April 23, 2021, with the committee planning to solicit applications on a continuous basis.

“This past year has been less about competition and more about collaboration and connection across the supply chain,” said Chaun Powell, group VP of Premier. “Despite the challenges before them, supply chain individuals and teams have responded remarkably during the pandemic, often sharing supplies, innovations, and even data between health systems, across competitive GPO’s, and between suppliers. On behalf of the leadership committee, we are proud to introduce an award that brings light to the often-unrecognized sacrifices and undercelebrated achievements of the supply chain.”

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*Correction: An earlier version of this post did not make it clear that this award is a collaboration between several healthcare industry groups, and headed up by the Federation of American Hospitals. The Dail-eNews regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused.