As COVID-19-related financial losses mount and pressure to improve the bottom line increases, hospitals and health systems are turning to supply chain optimization to improve margins and reduce waste. This is not surprising, given that supply chain expenses form the second largest expense category after labor, according to Medical Care Research and Review.

Still, optimizing the chain across an enterprise is no small order—which is why many hospitals report success with a phased approach. Our upcoming webinar shows how. During a panel discussion with industry experts, Dave Graul, Director of Supply Chain Management at Rady Children’s hospital, will share the benefits his hospital has realized thanks to a phased approach.

Key takeaways include how to:

  • Initiate a phased supply chain optimization initiative
  • Use supply chain optimization to reduce waste and improve efficiency
  • Ease the transition for supply chain, clinical staff, and hospital leadership

Featured Speakers

Dave Graul

Director of Supply Chain Management
Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego

Dave Graul has over 40 years of experience in healthcare, working the last 32 years as a Director of Supply Chain Management for both profit and not for profit hospital systems. He has been with Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for 20 years.

Lee Smith, RNFA, BSN, MBA

Vice President of Clinical Solutions

Lee Smith, RNFA, BSN, MBA, has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare, including 19 years in supply chain and information technology. She has held leadership positions in hospitals and other healthcare organizations such as Cardinal Health, CareFusion, and BD. At Syft, Lee oversees point-of-use and analytics solutions that help drive efficiencies and expense reductions.

Brion Bailey

Chief Commercial Officer

Brion Bailey has over 25 years of healthcare experience and has served in leadership positions at companies such as Becton Dickinson, CareFusion, Cardinal Health, and Pyxis Technologies. His expertise spans both the public and private sector, and his specialized skills include developing new and innovative strategies.


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