(June 15, 2011) - Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in
Savannah, Georgia, is a winner of the Premier Healthcare Alliance's
Fifth Annual Supply Chain Excellence Award. Of Premier's 2,500
members, only 26 received the award for superior supply expense
"We strive every day to provide world-class care that is
efficient and cost effective. We know that good business practices
ultimately benefit our patients. It's an honor to be recognized for
responsible resource utilization," said Margaret "Maggie" Gill,
MBA, Memorial Health president and CEO.
Supply expense performance is measured by Premier's
SupplyFocus®, the industry's largest comparative database of
operational and supply chain cost information for acute-care
hospitals. Winners were identified using four industry standard
1. Supply expense as a percent of total operating expense
2. Supply expense as a percent of net patient revenue
3. Supply expense per adjusted patient day
4. Supply expense per adjusted discharge
The database also takes hospital size and the complexity of the
cases into account, to ensure that organizations are compared
fairly. To be eligible, each organization had to submit four
quarters of 2010 data to SupplyFocus.
The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,500 U.S.
hospitals and 75,000-plus other healthcare sites working together
to improve healthcare quality and affordability.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.