Sustainable Procurement

Virtual cohort group

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Many products and materials that come into hospitals may contain or release carcinogens, reproductive toxins, or other hazardous materials, exposing patients, staff, and the community to harm. Purchased goods and services also account for a majority of the energy and water use by the sector. Participants meet to share best practices in engaging group purchasing organizations (GPO) and suppliers, integrating environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) in value analysis, and identifying cost saving opportunities. Also, time is reserved during each session for participants to receive quick problem-solving advice on any timely issues or challenges. 

Target audience: Sustainability leads, supply chain, procurement  
Level: Beginner to intermediate
 

Tim Mooney Facilitator:
TIm Mooney
Contact: tmooney@hcwh.org

 

“Since cost is always a key driver for supply chain, a best practice is to identify ways the organization can save money in order to engage supply chain leadership.” – Kyle Tafuri, Hackensack Meridian Health

This cohort is one of the largest with more than fifty participants represented by some of the facilities below:

  • Allina Health System 
  • Atrium Health
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Medical Center  
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • CommonSpirit
  • HealthPartners
  • Henry Ford Health System 
  • Hackensack Meridian Health - Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Inova Health System
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • IU Health
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • NYU Langone
  • Providence 
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
  • SSM Health
  • Standford University Medical Center 
  • Stony Brook University Medical Center
  • Sutter Health
  • Tenet Health
  • UC San Diego Health System
  • UCLA Health
  • UCSF Medical Center
  • VCU Medical Center 

 

2024 Schedule

February 22, 2024 2:00 PM EST 

How success with reusables can inform goals

Discussion questions:

  1. What successes with reusables can you share with session participants? 
  2. What key lessons can you share with your peers, especially related to navigating the barriers of switching a specific product to a reusable option?
  3. What strategies did you find most or least effective?
  4. How can goals align with focus on enhancing awareness campaigns, expanding partnerships with eco-conscious suppliers, and implementing innovative solutions?
     

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June 20, 2024 2:00 PM EST 
August 22, 2024 2:00 PM EST 
November 21, 2024 2:00 PM EST 

 

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