CHICAGO, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC is proud to announce the appointment of Susan Wan, MPA, to the new position of associate vice president of client engagement, Supply Chain.
Wan is responsible for establishing client relationships and facilitating engagement as well as providing supply chain offerings to UHC members. She also manages UHC Supply Chain request for proposal (RFP) communications.
"Susan has demonstrated a high level of commitment to customer service and leadership," said Jake Groenewold, UHC's senior vice president, Supply Chain. "In her new role, she will facilitate members' focus on supply chain tools to help them obtain cost-efficient benefits from their membership."
Since July 2002, Wan has served in many roles at UHC, including member advocate and, most recently, senior director of contract solutions. She successfully built a strong contracting team and coordinated UHC's group purchasing organization RFP responses. In 2011, Wan and her team oversaw the successful transition of UHC's purchased services contracting function to Novation, UHC's supply contracting company. She has extensive experience working with UHC members and collaborating with supply chain leaders.
Wan earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society.
UHC is an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers, which are focused on delivering world-class patient care. Based in Chicago, Ill, UHC fosters collaboration with and among its 116 academic medical centers and 264 affiliated hospital members through its renowned programs and services in the areas of comparative data and analytics, performance improvement, supply chain management, strategic research, and public policy. UHC helps its members achieve excellence in quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. Formed in 1984, UHC's membership includes a majority of the nonprofit academic medical centers in the United States. For more information, visit uhc.edu.