Event Format

Virtual Event


Wed, Oct 11, 2023, 12:00 PM – Wed, Oct 11, 2023, 01:00 PM




AHA Leadership Scan

Event Host

Contact Information

Brooke Akins
(312) 895-2547


Supply Chain Success Stories: Optimizing Sustainability Performance  
How to integrate advanced analytics and technology to drive improvement 

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 
1 - 2 p.m. Eastern; noon - 1 p.m. Central; 10 - 11 a.m. Pacific   

On-demand Webinar

Medical supply costs are rising. Product shortages still plague the field. Accurately predicting future product demand based on reliable data often remains more of a goal than a reality. Meanwhile, health systems are feeling significant financial pain as patient volumes slowly return to pre-pandemic levels — leading to ever-greater demands to reduce costs. 

Health care supply chain leaders face no shortage of challenges in this environment. Still, top-performing organizations are optimizing sustainable, repeatable practices and processes to achieve operational excellence while maintaining a socially responsible approach to procurement. 

Through focused clinical engagement, goal setting, data and analytics and strategic partnerships, these hospitals and health systems have developed more resilient and proactive approaches to identifying, vetting and purchasing sustainable products. 
Join us as we explore how these organizations are meeting today’s challenges and share actionable insights that can drive improved quality and reduced costs while reducing their environment footprint. 

Learning objectives 

  • To identify proven strategies for achieving supply chain sustainability. 
  • To explore the power of reliable data and analytics in improving supply chain performance. 
  • To review ways to strengthen clinical engagement to drive cost and quality improvement efforts. 
  • To examine tech solutions that can support dynamic change and increased efficiency. 

Session Panelists:  

Marisa Farabaugh, MBA 
SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer 
Advent Health   

Kate Reid, MBA, MS 
Executive Director, Supply Chain, Business Service and Sustainability 
Advent Health   

William Brewer 
VP, Procurement and Supply Chain Optimization   
Advocate Health 

Noah Dunlap, MBA, LSSBB 
Vice President – Insights, Innovation, PMO 
Advantus Health Partners 

Bill Kopitke  
General Manager and Head of Healthcare  
Amazon Business  

AHA Moderator:   

Mike Schiller  
Director Supply Chain   
The American Hospital Association  

By attending the AHA Leadership virtual panel discussion "Supply Chain Success Stories: Optimizing Sustainability Performance" offered by the AHA, participants may earn up to 1 ACHE Qualified Education Hour toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. 

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