Top 5 supply chain stories in January

Below are five of the top supply chain stories published by Becker's Hospital Review in January, beginning with the most popular:

  1. Medtronic files safety warning in UK over robotic system
    Medtronic warned healthcare providers that a piece of its Mazor X surgical system may release unexpectedly from the operating table.

  2. Medtronic acquires Stimgenics to boost chronic pain treatment portfolio
    Medtronic has acquired Stimgenics, a Bloomington, Ill.-based company that developed a spinal cord waveform technology to treat chronic pain patients.

  3. Medline halts sterilization at Illinois facility over ethylene oxide concerns
    Medline hasn't sterilized medical equipment at its Waukegan, Ill., facility since mid-December because it didn't meet new state standards for ethylene oxide emission.

  4. CommonSpirit selects Premier as sole GPO
    Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health is moving to one group purchasing organization in an effort to better integrate supply chain operations at its 137 hospitals and 700 other care sites.

  5. Cardinal Health recalls 9 million surgical gowns
    Cardinal Health issued a voluntary recall of 9.1 million surgical gowns, a company spokesperson confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review.

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