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HealthTrust Honors Member Excellence in Five Categories
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—July 24, 2018—HealthTrust today recognized five member organizations with its highest honor, a Member
Recognition Award, during the annual HealthTrust University Conference
(HTU). The performance improvement company for healthcare established
the Member Recognition program to acknowledge outstanding contributions
of members and individuals for achieving operational excellence and demonstrating
best practices benefitting healthcare providers and their patients.
Awards were presented in the following categories.
Outstanding Member – Recognizes members who have demonstrated exceptional fiscal improvement
by leveraging HealthTrust savings initiatives, maintaining contract compliance
and adopting new contract categories.
Operational Excellence – Recognizes members who have implemented best practices in streamlining
and maximizing supply chain operations and/or cost savings initiatives.
Clinical Excellence – Recognizes members who have demonstrated best practices in executing
clinical initiatives leading to improvements in care outcomes, physician
engagement, operational efficiency and/or financial savings.
Social Stewardship – Recognizes impactful contributions in the areas of environmental
sustainability, supplier diversity or community outreach.
Gita Wasan Patel Pharmacy Excellence Award – Named in honor of former HealthTrust Pharmacy Clinical Advisory
Board member Gita Wasan Patel, this award recognizes members who have
implemented and demonstrated best practices in pharmaceutical initiatives
including improvements in patient care outcomes, operational efficiency
and/or financial savings.
The 2018 Member Recognition Award recipients are:
Outstanding Member – Parrish Medical Center, Titusville, Florida
George Mikitarian, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO
Michael Sitowitz, CPA, MBA, controller
Robert Wildermuth, MBA, CPA, CMRP, director of materials management – team leader
Tina Phillips, RT (R)(CV) RCIS, CMRP, operations manager
Frank Polidora, buyer
Valerie Cooper, buyer
OR/SPD inventory coordinator
Operational Excellence – Trinity Health, Livonia, Michigan
Suzette Bouchard-Isackson MSN, RN, NEA-BC,system director, perioperative services and transformation team officer
Kelley Young, director, strategic sourcing
Mark Pinto, MD, MBA, medical director of surgical services and orthopedic service line
Walter Whitehouse, Jr., MD, medical director advisor, surgical services
Clinical Excellence – Scripps Health, San Diego, California
Jonathan Worsey, MD, surgeon, medical director of value analysis and co-chair surgery care line
Cecile Hozouri, executive leader, supply chain
Erin Arnold, BSN, RN, CNOR, clinical resource specialist, RN
Stacy Griffin, director, supply chain logistics
Lisa Otte, director, cost accounting
Social Stewardship – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Linda Carroll, RN-BC, MSN, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer
Margaret , director, community health services
Genevieve Kumapley, PharmD, BCOP, clinical pharmacy specialist
Pharmacy Excellence – WellSpan York Hospital, York, Pennsylvania
Larry Owens, PharmD, BCPS, clinical pharmacy specialist
Benson Mathew, PharmD, BCPS, clinical pharmacist
Nicholas Haas, PharmD, clinical pharmacist
Brittany Thomas, PharmD, clinical pharmacist
Christine Higgins, RPh, CPE, clinical pharmacist
Danielle Bowen, PharmD, BCPS, CDE,
Following the HTU Conference in Nashville, recipients will also be highlighted
in the third quarter edition of
The Source magazine for HealthTrust members.
HealthTrust (Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening
provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership
model and the delivery of total spend management advisory solutions that
leverage its operator experience, scale and innovation. Headquartered
in Nashville, Tennessee, HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) serves over 1,500 hospitals and health systems, and more than 31,000
other member locations including ambulatory surgery centers, physician
practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. On Twitter @healthtrustpg.
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