WASHINGTON, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has named nationally recognized supply chain leader Todd Ebert as President and CEO of the Healthcare Supply Chain Association, effective today. Ebert joins HSCA from Amerinet, Inc., where he has served as President and CEO since 2007.
"There is no better advocate for the healthcare supply chain and the work that we do on behalf of providers and patients than Todd Ebert," said Lee Perlman, GNYHA Ventures President and HSCA Board Chair. "The entire supply chain will benefit from Todd's leadership, clarity of vision, and wealth of healthcare industry expertise, and we are thrilled that Todd has chosen to begin the next chapter of his distinguished career as the head of HSCA."
"The value that HSCA and its members deliver to hospitals and the continuum of care has never been more critical, and Todd is the natural choice to lead our industry as the supply chain navigates the new opportunities and challenges of 21st century healthcare," said Jody Hatcher, Novation President and CEO and immediate past HSCA Chair.
"Supply chain organizations are not only vital cost-savings engines and sourcing partners to American hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and surgery centers, but are also growing in exciting ways to help meet evolving supply chain needs and advance innovation while lowering the overall cost of healthcare for the entire industry," said HSCA President and CEO Todd Ebert. "I am passionate about the healthcare supply chain and the value that we deliver to providers, Medicare and Medicaid, and taxpayers. I look forward to continuing to be a strong voice for the supply chain in Washington and to serving as a private-sector partner for policymakers and all supply chain stakeholders."
Ebert joined Amerinet from Intermountain Healthcare in 1992 and subsequently served in a variety of leadership roles, including vice president of Amerinet's pharmacy program, president of Amerinet's private-label company, and president and COO. He took over as president and CEO in 2007 and served in that capacity until 2015. Ebert, a registered pharmacist, has gained extensive experience across various sectors of the healthcare industry. He is a former vice president and general manager of a specialty healthcare product logistics company; a director of hospital and retail pharmacy; and he has owned and operated a nursing home clinical pharmaceutical consulting company. Ebert has provided pharmaceutical consulting to foreign governments and international healthcare providers.
Ebert, who will move from St. Louis to Washington to take on his new role, is a former Chair of HSCA and is the immediate past Chair of the Healthcare Industry Supply Chain Institute (HISCI).
Outgoing HSCA President Curtis Rooney resigned and will accept another executive position within association management company SmithBucklin.
"We are grateful to outgoing president Curtis Rooney for further establishing HSCA as a health policy leader and supply chain resource in Washington," added Hatcher.
About the Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA)
The Healthcare Supply Chain Association is a broad-based trade association representing 14 group purchasing organizations, including for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, purchasing groups, associations, multi-hospital systems and healthcare provider alliances. HSCA's mission is to advocate on behalf of healthcare group purchasing associations, to provide educational opportunities designed to improve efficiencies in the purchase, sale and utilization of all goods and services within the health industry and to promote meaningful dialogue between GPOs. For more information, visit www.supplychainassociation.org. Follow HSCA on Twitter @HSCA.
SOURCE Healthcare Supply Chain Association