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Prisma Health recognized for excellence by national healthcare supply chain achievement award

Monday, October 11, 2021

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Prisma Health has been recognized by the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) as a winner of their 10th annual healthcare supply chain achievement awards. The prestigious award honors U.S. healthcare organizations for achieving excellence in overall spend management and adopting best practice solutions into their supply chain processes. Prisma Health was one of only 12 winners selected out of more than 3,000 hospitals and healthcare organizations nationwide.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have strived to maintain an efficient procurement process and streamlined supply chain to ensure our facilities, and ultimately our patients, continued to receive uninterrupted service and exceptional care,” said Chad Richard, vice president of supply chain management for Prisma Health. “This recognition is a true testament of the dedication our team shows every day, but it is especially meaningful after all of the hard work they’ve put in over the last year and a half.”

“In the midst of a global pandemic that created unprecedented patient safety and supply chain challenges, these twelve healthcare organizations stand out,” says ECRI president and chief executive officer, Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD. “We congratulate our members for adhering to supply chain best practices that have enabled them to deliver safe, high-quality care.”

ECRI is an independent, nonprofit health service organization that provides technology solutions and evidence-based guidance to healthcare decision-makers worldwide. Every year, the organization recognizes members of their portfolio of supply chain services who demonstrate exemplary utilization of services across the procurement lifecycle, including budgeting, benchmarking, technology assessment and strategic development.

To learn more about ECRI’s supply chain achievement award winners, visit ECRI.org.

About Prisma Health

Prisma Health is a not-for-profit health company and the largest healthcare system in South Carolina. With nearly 30,000 team members, 18 hospitals, 2,947 beds and more than 300 physician practice sites, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million unique patients annually. Its goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care, as well as conducting clinical research and training the next generation of medical professionals. For more information, visit PrismaHealth.org.

About ECRI

ECRI is an independent, nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all healthcare settings. With a focus on patient safety, evidence-based medicine, and health technology decision solutions, ECRI is respected and trusted by healthcare leaders and agencies worldwide. Over the past fifty years, ECRI has built its reputation on integrity and disciplined rigor, with an unwavering commitment to independence and strict conflict-of-interest rules.

ECRI is the only organization worldwide to conduct independent medical device evaluations, with labs located in North America and Asia Pacific. ECRI is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices PSO is a federally certified Patient Safety Organization as designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) formally became an ECRI Affiliate in 2020.

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