2021 Chuck Lauer Award

Congratulations to Ed Hardin, who posthumously received the 2021 Chuck Lauer Award.

About Ed Hardin

After a lifetime of service to the healthcare supply chain, Ed Hardin posthumously received the 2021 Chuck Lauer Award presented by the IDN Summit & Reverse Expo. This Fall, we remembered Ed Hardin’s legacy as a supply chain leader, an educator and mentor, a longtime IDN Summit Board Member, and, most importantly, as a friend to many.

The prestigious Chuck Lauer Award is given annually to a member of the healthcare supply chain that best embodies the characteristics of its namesake, Chuck Lauer. Those characteristics include selfless care for others, a strong commitment to excellence in work and life, a healthy balance between work and life, eternally optimistic, strong ethical values, and unwavering patriotism and pride in the United States of America.

As a leader in the healthcare industry for over 25 years, Ed certainly embodied these characteristics. Ed was well known as a tireless advocate for redefining supplier-customer partnerships through collaboration, innovation, and performance management. He truly advanced healthcare with his commitment to continuously elevate the healthcare supply chain through continuing education and partnerships.