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National Supply Chain Management Award

Columbus Regional Health has received a Lifetime Achievement Award for supply chain management from VHA Inc., a national healthcare network.  The award recognizes Columbus Regional for strong results in lowering supply costs through the VHA PriceLYNX HCO Price Index and maintaining that level of high performance. The award was presented at the recent VHA national conference.

 “We are always working to find cost efficiencies and reduce the cost of hospital supplies for our patients and we are honored to receive this recognition for our team’s ongoing efforts,” says Christina Raaf, Vice President of Hospital Operations at Columbus Regional Health.

 VHA is a national network serving more than 5,100 health system members that work together to achieve new levels of clinical performance and operational efficiency.
 
“The level of improvement in the price index achieved by Columbus Regional, and how they have maintained it over time, is a testament to how supply chain professionals can add significant value to the organization with the right tools,” said Byron Jobe, VHA executive vice president, service and delivery. “Their integration of VHA PriceLYNX across their healthcare functions has given them the buying power and efficiencies of a much larger organization.”

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