ST. LOUIS, Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mercy, with its supply chain organization, ROi, has been ranked by Gartner, Inc. as a Top 10 global supply chain in health care. Mercy, which landed at No. 6 on the 2017 Gartner list, is the only provider to earn a Top 10 spot for 9 consecutive years. The Gartner ranking recognizes companies across the health care value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs.
In its report, Gartner cited the following:
"A 15 Top performance in the Watson Health ranking along with solid bond, peer and analyst voting keeps Mercy high on our list and the third-highest-ranking health system … Mercy has been working diligently for several years on bringing its operational know how beyond the walls of its own IDN through its supply chain services arm, ROi. 2017 can best be categorized as a break-through year on that front as it … acquired Orlando Health's regional group purchasing organization, Healthcare Purchasing Alliance.
Mercy is strong on clinical alignment and analytics through the development of the Unified Analytics Platform (UAP) and has been generous in sharing its knowledge. Logistically, Mercy has served its acute care facilities utilizing the capabilities of its own consolidated services center (CSC), and this year branched into enhanced service from its CSC to non-acute locations, reporting 30% savings from operational and standardization efficiencies."
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 43 acute care and specialty (heart, children's, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
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