HIRC awards first-ever transparency badges to nine healthcare suppliers 

June 13, 2023 – The Healthcare Industry Resilience Collaborative (HIRC), a non-profit consortium of healthcare supply chain leaders focused on increasing transparency and resiliency, today recognized the first awardees of the new HIRC Transparency Partner Badge. This distinction validates the companies’ continuous efforts and commitment to supply chain transparency and resiliency. 
The inaugural badge awardees are: 

  • B. Braun 
  • BD 
  • Cardinal Health 
  • Cook Medical 
  • Innovative Health 
  • Medtronic 
  • Philips 
  • Sandoz 
  • Stryker 

The awardees gave two primary reasons for pursuing the badge: to increase trust with providers, and to increase supply chain reliability to improve patient outcomes. 

HIRC is an organization of hospitals and suppliers – lead by AdventHealth, BJC HealthCare, Corewell Health, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Stanford Health Care, and others – that has come together to promote resilience and transparency in the healthcare supply chain. 

To qualify for the transparency badge, each awardee granted full visibility to all provider members regarding the following transparency measures: 

  • Mapping insights of final assembly and beyond for all locations that provide critical and essential products sold into the U.S. market 
  • A Business Continuity Maturity (BCM) assessment 

“Providers can only reward transparent and resilient suppliers if we can tangibly identify who they are, and we need more providers to use the evidence-based badges to support purchasing decisions,” says Katie Dean, Business Operations and Transformation Leader at Stanford Health Care. 

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