10 People to Watch in Healthcare Contracting: Shireen Ahmad

August 29, 2023- Shireen Ahmad serves as the Interim Vice President of GPO Business, Financial Insights and Analytics at CommonSpirit Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health system operating in 22 states across the country. Read an excerpt from The Journal of Healthcare Contracting’s “10 People to Watch in Healthcare Contracting” below. 

Any recent stories of wins/successful supply chain projects you can share? 

We recently onboarded a hospital that had entered a management agreement with our organization. After five years of negative margins, they have seen three months of successive profit after a number of revenue enhancing and cost cutting measures that my team has actively engaged in. Helping turn this hospital around that provides vital healthcare in an underserved area has been extremely fulfilling and I view it as a big win.

What about upcoming initiatives you are excited to be working on? 

I am most excited about the relaunch of our wholly owned GPO which is focused on filling a gap that we see in the marketplace. Our National GPO covers a large number of items, but doesn’t necessarily cover niche or specialty products. Our wholly owned GPO is bolstered by strong relationships with key vendors in physician preference items and we’ve been able to leverage that successfully on behalf of our members. 

Read more in the latest issue of The Journal of Healthcare Contracting.

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