Wednesday, November 20, 2019


11:30 a.m. CT


30 minutes




Supply Chain Leadership Series

Part 11 of the 2019 Supply Chain Leadership Series

As Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) has grown, the amount of products has exceeded 600,000. There are competing contracts, duplicate categories, multiple Lawson numbers for identical items and a continuous stream of new product requests. As a result, PSJH Supply Chain and the Chief Nurse Office Counsel (CNOC) collaborated to develop a robust process and team of clinicians to identify, evaluate, and select products that best meet patient needs, maintain patient outcomes, and support stewardship while reducing variation. In two years, this team has exceeded its goal of reducing SKUs by 25%, and has saved the health system more than $2.5 million.  

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the tools needed to focus the work of standardization
  • Explain the benefits of clinical input in the product selection process 

Target audience:
Supply chain professionals


  • Ronda Hansen, BSN, MSN, RN
    Program Manager, Clinical Resource Integration
    Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Tran Nguyen
    Strategic Sourcing Manager
    Providence St. Joseph Health


  • Molly Zmuda, MHA
    Senior Networks Director