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Health Care Industry Supply Organization Issues Position Statement on Supply Resiliency

Spectrum Health, Mayo Clinic founding members of group

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 18, 2022 – The Healthcare Industry Resiliency Collaborative (HIRC) has issued a Position Statement on Supply Resiliency calling on health care suppliers and providers to work together to improve the strength of the supply chain.

HIRC is a 501c6 non-profit organization begun by industry supply chain leaders and experts from Spectrum Health and Mayo Clinic in late 2019. The organization now counts nearly four dozen leading health care providers, a dozen suppliers and several additional partners among its growing community of partners.

“Traditional supply chain functions in the health care industry have largely been passive in addressing challenges of resiliency,” said Bill Selles, senior director of procurement for Spectrum Health and HIRC Board Chair. “Now is the time for leading organizations to reshape the paradigm and create a more reliable supply chain for our patients.”

HIRC calls on providers and suppliers to work together to accomplish a number of goals, including:

  • Develop predictive and preventative strategies enabled by increased transparency and communication
  • Engage in best practice sharing designed to solve for supply chain reliability and optimization
  • Reshape value proposition, commitment and accountability to incentivize resilient practices
  • Establish industry standards for resiliency to enable consistency and scale

See full position statement posted here.

“The health care industry has a unique obligation to ensure lifesaving and life-sustaining products are available when and where patients need them,” said Selles. “At HIRC, providers and suppliers come together with an innovative mindset and with this common goal as our purpose.”

For more information about the Healthcare Industry Resiliency Collaborative (HIRC), please visit: www.hircstrong.com

About Healthcare Industry Resiliency Collaborative (HIRC)

HIRC is a consortium of leading health care providers and suppliers who share a common mission to transform health care supply chain resiliency on a global scale. HIRC’s members include about four dozen leading health care providers, a dozen suppliers and several additional partners.

About Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over1 million members across the state of Michigan.

 People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

 

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