Navigation Links
H. D. Smith and Adventist Health System Sign Prime Vendor Agreement
Date:12/2/2011

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- H. D. Smith and Adventist Health System (AHS), one of the nation's largest healthcare providers,  announce a five-year agreement in which H. D. Smith will serve as the primary supply and support vendor for the health system's hospitals, home healthcare and long term care facilities.

Under the terms of the agreement, H. D. Smith will provide medical product supply chain services and support programs to Adventist Health System, while striving to offer cost containment opportunities.  Adventist Health System is comprised of 43 hospital campuses, 16 extended care facilities and numerous physician practices and clinics throughout 10 states in the Southern and Midwest regions of the U.S.  These facilities provide care for 4 million patients each year through in-patient, out-patient and emergency room visits.

"At Adventist Health System, we strive to continually identify efficiency-optimizing opportunities – many times through partnership with our vendors – that help us improve our business operations, and most importantly, patient care and outcomes," said Celeste West, vice president of Supply Chain Management, Adventist Health System.  "In H. D. Smith we have found a partner that will provide dependable access to products, while ensuring costs are well managed – this is a key component in caring for our patients."

Understanding the dynamics of the current healthcare climate, H. D. Smith is well-equipped to provide a reliable supply chain and a host of value-added solutions to Adventist Health System's hospitals, clinics, home healthcare and long term care facilities.  Both companies have entered into this agreement with the ultimate goal of effectively serving patients who need specialized, round-the-clock care.

"Providing a dependable and safe supply chain is our honor and duty, but our role does not stop when products are delivered to a pharmacy or medical center," said Dale Smith, chairman and chief executive officer, H. D. Smith.  "As a partner, helping Adventist Health System care for the communities they serve throughout this U.S., is at the core of what we do.  We strive to create and provide services and solutions that allow partners like AHS to deliver innovative, personal care to millions of patients.  We are privileged to work with Adventist Health System as it continues to be a leading provider of patient care across the nation."

About Adventist Health System

Adventist Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care.  Founded in 1973 to support and strengthen Seventh-day Adventist healthcare organizations in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the United States, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation.  Today, Adventist Health System supports 43 hospital campuses and employs 55,000 individuals.  Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of 7,700 plus licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.

About H. D. Smith

Headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, H. D. Smith is among the largest national full-line, full-service wholesalers providing a complete line of pharmaceuticals, OTCs, HBAs, home healthcare products, durable medical equipment, seasonal merchandise and a wide array of marketing programs to retail pharmacies, regional chains and health systems. The company has distribution facilities in California, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Texas that service major markets throughout the United States.  Additional information about H. D. Smith can be found at hdsmith.com.

 

Contact:
Kevin Edgerton
Adventist Health Systems
Executive Director Corporate Relations & Communications
407-975-1437
kevin.edgerton@ahss.org

Allison Worrell
H. D. Smith
Marketing Communications Manager
217-753-1688
aworrell@hdsmith.com

Mark Marmur
Makovsky + Company, Inc.
Assistant Vice President
212-508-9670
mmarmur@makovsky.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE H. D. Smith
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. ThermalTherapeutic Systems, Inc. Names Gardiner F. H. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer
2. Signum Biosciences, Inc. Announces Collaborative Agreement with GlaxoSmithKline
3. Physicians Who Treat Obesity Respond to the News of Bubba Smiths Overdose
4. Smithsonian Uses Siemens CT Scanner to Unlock Secrets of the Past
5. Life Technologies Signs Agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals S.A., Seeking Expanded Use of Platform Technologies into Companion Diagnostics
6. GlaxoSmithKline to Grant $400,000 to Healthcare Nonprofits at Annual IMPACT Awards
7. GlaxoSmithKline Donates Scientific Equipment to Advance IDRIs Global Health Mission
8. Duane Reade and Smith Electric Vehicles Partner to Bring All-Electric Delivery Vehicles to New Yorks Streets
9. Smith & Nephew Showcases Strong Data at the Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care Conference
10. Smith & Nephews New DYONICS™ PLATINUM Series Shaver Blades Establish New Standard for Leading-edge Resection Performance
11. Upsher-Smith Laboratories Named Manufacturer of the Year by AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... LEXINGTON, Mass. , June 24, 2016   ... specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today ... when Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set ... 2016. "This is an important milestone for ... "It will increase shareholder awareness of our progress in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; ... for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a ... septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first ... integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... infection and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media ... Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice ... X users can now reveal the media of their split screens with growing ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive analytics to ... technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers with ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to Best Buy ... in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be a purely ... make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of creating an ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A ... 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the ... history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Cary, North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... the release of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of ... harvested for centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):