Nancy LeMaster, committee chair for the Institute for Supply Management’s Hospital Purchasing Managers Report on Business(R) discusses the front line battle with Covid that occurs behind the scenes at hospitals across the country and the apparent improvement in wellness as America shifts from Pandemic to epidemic. The industry is cautiously optimistic that the virulence of this virus has waned as patient need for ICU care declines sharply in March 2022.
Episode 649: Silver Lining in Pandemic Clouds
Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.
Nancy has parlayed her years of health care supply chain experience into a consulting company that focuses on UDI adoption, data standards and analytics, leadership development and provider/supplier relationships. Prior to launching her consulting company, Nancy spent most of her career at BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, MO. She served as Vice President of Supply Chain Transformation where she focused on expanding and diversifying the capabilities and talent pool within supply chain so that it would continue to be a key contributor to BJC’s overall success. Specific accomplishments included creating a multi-faceted analytics team and a dedicated project management office which included performance improvement professionals. Previously, Nancy, served as BJC’s Vice President of Supply Chain Operations and was responsible for the strategic direction and general management of all supply chain related activities including contracting, purchasing, value analysis and distribution services.
Nancy was inducted into the Bellwether League Supply Chain Hall of Fame in 2015, and has received leadership awards from GHX, YWCA and BJC HealthCare, She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston.