Hospital executives continue to underestimate the scope of supply chain problems within their organizations

November 3, 2021  –  In a recent survey, although 98% of hospital leaders said the pandemic exposed significant supply chain vulnerabilities in their hospitals, nearly two-thirds (62%) believed their organizations aren’t doing enough to address these challenges and fortify against future supply chain disruptions.  

At the same time, hospital c-level executives may underestimate the scope of supply chain problems within their own organizations, the survey found.

The survey of 100 hospital and supply chain leaders was conducted between August 15 and August 25, 2021. The respondents included short-term acute-care hospitals, children’s hospitals, long-term acute-care hospitals, and specialty hospitals.

Key findings of the survey include:

  • 93% of those surveyed say their organizations have taken “some steps” to address vulnerabilities
  • 62% say their organization should be doing more to fortify against future supply chain disruptions
  • Nearly 80% of C-suite executives who took part in the survey said their supply chains perform extremely or very well, while only 64% of supply chain managers rated theirs that highly
  • 43% of hospital leaders say their organizations have lost nurses specifically due to pandemic-related supply chain problems.
  • Only 51% of hospital executives said improving the supply chain is a high priority

The survey was conducted by Sage Growth Partners. The findings appear in a newly released market report from Syft, a provider of AI-enhanced inventory control and end-to-end hospital supply chain management software and services.

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