• 7 in 10 hospitals embracing cloud-based supply tech

    Less than half of hospitals are using cloud technology for supply chain management, but by 2026, that figure is expected to increase to nearly 70 percent, according to a GHX survey. 
  • Top 10 attributes to look for in an inventory services provider

    Stop spending thousands of dollars on products that go unused. See how the right inventory partner can prevent overstocking, spot hoarding and reduce the risk of expired products being used in patient care.
  • $10.3M medical supply facility coming to Tennessee

    DePre, a medical supply company that DeRoyal, Premier and S2S Global formed in 2021, plans to invest $10.3 million in an isolation gown manufacturing facility in Powell, Tenn.
  • Children's Hospital pharmacy leader tapped for national supply group

    Terri Lyle Wilson, the vice president of pharmacy for Lenexa, Kan.-based Children's Hospital Association, has been named to the Healthcare Supply Chain Association's board.
  • From AI to drones: The future of hospital supply chain

    Artificial intelligence, 3D printing and drone delivery are a few of the things supply chain leaders predict are going to change the field.
  • Medline recalls 320K medical scissors

    Medline is voluntarily recalling about 324,000 medical scissors used to cut sutures, bandages, gauze and excess skin around a wound.
  • 18K saline vials recalled after they were accidentally sent

    Medline Industries is recalling 18,000 units of saline solution because they didn't meet sterility standards but were "inadvertently shipped to customers," according to an FDA database. 
  • Abbott issues warning for 155K pain relief devices

    Abbott has received reports of 73 injuries concerning its Abbott Proclaim and Infinity neurostimulation systems, which deliver low-intensity electrical impulses and are used for chronic pain, the FDA said Sept. 13. 
  • Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals select 5 diverse suppliers for accelerator project

    Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland-based University Hospitals have selected five, local medical and supply chain companies with diverse ownership to take part in the health systems' second annual supplier accelerator program, according to a Sept. 12 news release. 
  • Hospitals' demand for blood is outpacing supply, Red Cross warns

    The American Red Cross declared a national blood shortage Sept. 11, saying blood and platelet supplies have fallen to "critically low levels." 
  • 13K ventilator parts pulled in Class I recall

    Madison, Wis.-based Mallinckrodt Manufacturing recalled about 13,600 one-way valves made for ventilators, according to FDA data. 
  • Know who's across the table, says Florida system supply leader

    It's rare for a hospital or health system to constantly win the ECRI Institute's supply excellence award — between 2022 and 2023, only four systems made both lists. Jackson Health System in Miami has won thrice since 2020. 
  • 12 hospital departments ranked by supply shortages

    Hospital pharmacies struggled in the first half of 2023 with the highest number of ongoing drug shortages in 10 years, and other hospital departments faced similar headwinds. 
  • Allina to source supplies from diverse companies

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health partnered with Vizient's Community Contracting Program to support diverse suppliers and small businesses in its community.
  • Making it Happen- Surmounting Activation Challenges

    One of the most critical steps in the implementation of change is the final one- the Activation Stage, the point where theory and planning turns immediately to practice and results. The naïve assumption at this point is that the organization can simply lift and shift their operations and continue to run as they previously did.
  • Dignity Health company teams up with Premier

    Premier and Dignity Health Global Education, a Phoenix-based workforce development service part of San Francisco-based Dignity Health, entered a collaboration Sept. 5. 
  • Now-closed Indiana nursing home owed supplier $272K

    Princeton (Ind.) Care Center abruptly closed in early September, Planet Princeton reported Sept. 4, leaving more than $272,000 in debt in a lawsuit with a medical supply company. 
  • Hospital mask costs remain steady as demand rises

    As hospitals in New York, California and a few other states reinstate mask mandates amid a COVID-19 uptick, hospital supply leaders told Becker's mask costs aren't rising. 
  • Medical supply sterilizer to close in Tennessee

    Sterilization Services plans to close its flagship site in Memphis, Tenn., which sterilizes medical equipment, by April 30, 2024, according to the Southern Environmental Law Center.
  • Medline opens $75M distribution site

    Medline opened its new $75 million, 800,000-square-foot distribution center in St. Peters, Mo., on Aug. 30. 
  • 20K ventilators recalled for abrupt shutdowns

    Switzerland-based Hamilton Medical recalled 21,429 ventilators distributed in the U.S. because they might power off unexpectedly, the FDA said Aug. 30. 

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