Despite setbacks such as rising costs, the local healthcare system ranks nationally for its supply chain management.
Corewell Health ranked first. Ranked #3 on the 2022 Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 list, recognizing healthcare systems for excellence in supply chain management.
Corewell Health is up from last year, when it was No. 1. 6 nationwide. The healthcare system has been in the top 25 since 2018.
Now in its 14th year, the Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking program identifies examples of supply chain excellence with the goal of helping health systems build stronger supply chains to improve patient outcomes and contain costs.
“Supply chain is playing an increasingly important role in improving patient outcomes and reducing costs across the health system,” said Bill Selles, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Corewell Health. Delighted that the team has received this recognition. “
In this year’s rankings, the Cleveland Clinic topped the list with the highest overall peer and analyst opinion scores for the second year in a row. 1 position. Banner Health in Phoenix was ranked No. 1. 2, while Advocate Aurora Health in Wisconsin and Illinois and Ochsner Health in New Orleans join Corewell in the top 5.
Other notable companies on the 2022 list include Michigan’s own Trinity Health, as well as Ascension, Providence and Mercy Health.
Additionally, four healthcare providers made their debuts in the 2022 rankings: Stanford Health Care, Allina Health, CommonSpirit Health and Sutter Health.
Gartner’s ranking focuses on the U.S. health system, which this year includes environmental, social and governance measures for the first time. The methodology for the 2022 ranking is 60 percent community opinion and 40 percent quantitative data, which includes quality of patient care, bond ratings and environmental, social and governance (ESG).
According to Gartner, a superior supply chain:
- Understand customer value
- Investing in demand management as a differentiating capability
- Fostering innovation for ESG factors (not just compliance)
This year, mounting financial pressure from cost inflation was cited as the main challenge weighing on healthcare chief supply chain officers.
“While we’ve seen an emphasis on capacity-related costs and efficiencies over the past few years, this year is different,” said Eric O’Daffer, vice president of Gartner’s supply chain practice. “Costs are higher and margins are falling. Expect supply Chains can drive cost savings while increasing service and improving resiliency.”