Mayo Clinic has taken the top spot on the Gartner Inc. annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The 2015 ranking recognizes companies across the health-care value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving patient care and lowering costs, according to Supply Chain Management magazine.
According to Eric O'Daffer, research vice president at Gartner, "Alignment to patient outcomes, company strategy, and future revenue models in health care are the key themes for 2015. We see innovation coming from mature supply chains that have stable organisations and strong talent. These organisations are most ready to successfully lead in consolidation and collaboration initiatives that will advance the health care value chain."
Mayo Clinic took the top spot after three years in second place. Its supply chain continues to be a model of steady improvement for the $9.8 billion health care provider across 22 hospitals and associated care sites in five states. Mayo focuses on the strategic alignment of supply chain with the cost and quality of patient care through its one-year and five-year rolling strategic plan refresh process. The company has deep partnerships with strategic suppliers/service providers, and Gartner anticipates that Mayo will continue to build supply chain capabilities and innovate for years to come.
Cardinal Health dropped to the second spot after a four-year run in first place. Intermountain Healthcare retained the third ranking for 2015. Read the press release for the top 25 companies.