Two County Businesses Connect in Rattled-Off List of Nationwide Supply-Chain Excellence

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Plymouth Meeting's ECRI has recognized King of Prussia's Universal Health Services, Inc., for 2022 supply chain excellence.

In an era where supply chain has almost taken on pejorative overtones, one Montco firm recognized another for its ongoing success at developing and delivering products. In the 2022 edition of the Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Awards from ECRI (Plymouth Meeting), one went to Universal Health Services, Inc., King of Prussia.

The program was established to recognize U.S. healthcare organizations for achieving excellence in overall spend management and adopting best practice solutions into their supply chain processes.

“Since 2020, U.S. hospitals have faced extraordinary pandemic-related challenges pertaining to medical supply disruptions and shortages, and other global market forces. This year, it is especially rewarding to recognize 11 of our healthcare members for overcoming obstacles and achieving overall supply chain successes using our data-driven solutions,” says Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD, president and chief executive officer, ECRI. “A big congratulations to our winners — we are honored to partner with them in keeping patients safe.”

Universal Health Services, Inc., was the only Pa. firm recognized and stood out among 3,000 candidates nationwide.

“These winners consistently applied effective processes to make clinically sound and evidence-based decisions for supply and capital technology procurement using data analytics, best practices, and leadership engagement,” said Tim Browne, vice president, supply chain solutions, ECRI.

Delivery of PPE to healthcare workers was an early indication of how critical it is to keep the nation’s supply chain moving smoothly, especially in healthcare.