Jefferson Regional Medical Center received the Supply Chain Excellence Award for its high-value purchasing practices, according to a press release.

Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, recently presented the award.

“JRMC is continuously advancing their supply purchasing strategies and collaborating to share best practices that support Premier alliance members,” Durral R. Gilbert, president of Premier supply chain services, said. “We are thrilled to present them with this honor as they work to provide high-value care in their community.”

JRMC is one of only 14 out of 3,750 Premier members to receive the award this year. Larry Kennedy, JRMC director of materials management, accepted the award on behalf of JRMC at Premier’s 2017 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition at Washington, D.C., June 29.

“I am very proud of all those who worked to achieve this award,” Kennedy said. “Although Materials Management drives the major part of the process, the supply chain involves many others. Every employee from the time an item or service is contracted, purchased, received, and consumed plays a role in the process. This is a team award – for Materials Management and all of JRMC.”