UW Hospital and Clinics Recognized as a Better Performer

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University of Wisconsin Hospital; UW Hospital Recognized as a Better PerformerMADISON - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics was recognized as a "Better Performer" organization in the 2008 Supply Chain Performance Excellence Collaborative by the University Healthcare Consortium (UHC).

UW Hospital and Clinics is one of three academic medical centers to receive this recognition. Denver Health and University of Kentucky Hospital were also identified as better-performing organizations.

"This award speaks to the excellent work of our supply chain management team and recognizes our ability to manage the business side of our operations in a way that fulfills our commitment to high quality patient care while also maintaining our organizational financial health," said Donna Katen-Bahensky, president and CEO of UW Hospital and Clinics.

The three organizations identified in the 2008 Supply Chain Performance Excellence Collaborative share the defining characteristics of: 

  • Engaged leadership
  • Physician support
  • Culture of shared purpose and ownership
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Management of and strategic relationships with vendors 
  • Use of UHC’s supply chain services, including group purchasing contracts and networking with other academic medical centers.

"These three organizations consistently exhibit best practices in the management of their supply chains and are high-performing in all aspects of their operations, including service and patient care," said John Duval, chief executive office, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, who chaired the UHC Supply Chain Collaborative Advisory Team.

The University HealthSystem Consortium, based in Oak Brook, Ill, is an alliance of 101 academic medical centers and 170 of their affiliated hospitals, representing more than 90% of the nation’s nonprofit academic medical centers. UHC provides data products and services to members to enhance clinical, operational, financial, and supply chain performance.


Date Published: 03/19/2008

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