• Ohio hospital system grabs supplier deal

    Royal Philips and TriHealth, a five-hospital system based in Cincinnati, partnered Feb. 9, and the system's new Heart & Vascular Institute expects to benefit from the yearslong arrangement.
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    The Healthcare Supply Chain Association applauded President Joe Biden's recent State of the Union speech for his comments on boosting domestic manufacturing, according to a statement shared with Becker's. 
  • Nation's helium supply, which fuels MRIs, is deflating

    The Federal Helium Reserve, which supplies about 40 percent of the world's helium supply, has been for sale for over a year — and the future of the element that MRIs require is unknown, NBC News reported Feb. 7. 
  • 2 deaths spur recall of 19.7M drug delivery devices

    Minneapolis-based Smiths Medical recalled nearly 20 million medical devices after two deaths, 25 injuries and 10,672 incidents were reported, the FDA said Feb. 2. 
  • Eye drops linked to bacterial infections recalled: 6 things to know

    The manufacturer of EzriCare Artificial Tears, which has been linked to a drug-resistant bacteria outbreak, is recalling the over-the-counter eye drops, The New York Times reported Feb. 2.
  • DCH Health taps new supply chain VP

    Jeromie Atkinson, UCHealth's former interim vice president of supply chain, joined Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based DCH Health on Feb. 1 as its supply chain vice president. 
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  • Philips to lay off 6,000 workers

    Medical devicemaker Royal Philips said Jan. 30 it will lay off 6,000 employees by 2025, and half of those will be conducted this year. 
  • FDA floats looser blood donation rules for gay, bisexual men

    The FDA issued draft guidance Jan. 27 to loosen blood donation eligibility rules for gay and bisexual men in monogamous relationships.  
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    Here are seven drug and medical device recalls the FDA recently reported:
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    The COVID-19 pandemic uprooted the supply chain industry and forced teams to find new approaches to disruptions. 
  • 10 systems seeking supply leaders

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  • Recalled heart device tied to 1 death, 4 serious injuries, FDA says 

    The FDA on Jan. 25 announced a class 1 recall of Datascope/Getinge's Cardiosave Hybrid and Rescue Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump after one death and four serious injuries were reported.
  • Healthcare supply chain's No. 1 issue: a language barrier

    While holding up an empty Gatorade bottle, Dan Hurry, chief supply chain officer of Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health, explained the biggest problem for the medical supply chain. 
  • 'Be the loudest voice': Stanford Health's Amanda Chawla on elevating the supply chain

    Amanda Chawla, chief supply chain officer at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care, said she is all about innovation and maximizing impact.
  • Fixing healthcare's supply chain: 7 tips

    After about three years living with the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare supply chain continues to have weak spots, the World Economic Forum wrote Jan. 20. 
  • Unsafe medical devices make it to market without testing, Yale study finds

    The FDA routinely authorizes new medical devices that are similar to previously approved products without requiring clinical testing. This practice, known as the 501(k) pathway and authorized by a legal loophole in the approval process, puts unsafe medical devices on the market, according to a Jan. 19 New Haven, Conn.-based Yale University study.
  • 6 health systems that recently chose Medline

    Medline, a healthcare manufacturer and distribution company, has steadily scooped up supply contracts with hospital and health systems since June:
  • 10 systems seeking supply leaders

    Here are 10 health systems and hospitals that posted job listings seeking supply chain expertise in the last week. 
  • Ambulance shortage compounded by EMS dearth in multiple states

    Shortages of ambulances and emergency medical service employees are straining healthcare in some pockets of the U.S.

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