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Last Fall, Jamie Kowalski, one of the founders of the Bellwether League Foundation (BLF) and current Board Chairman, called and asked if I would be interested and available to get involved in the Bellwether League Foundation.
The Bellwether League Foundation was founded because two gentlemen, Jamie Kowalski and Rick Dana Barlow,
As a result of the pandemic, some of this has changed for the better, however, in many situations, organizations still do not have the level of capability and quality needed in their Supply Chain leader and team.
In the short three months that I have participated in discussions/planning with other BLF Committee members, the importance of this organization and its mission has escalated in my mind. Not only are we recognizing past performers, but we are recognizing up-and-coming talent within the Healthcare Supply Chain ranks as well as developing programs designed to recruit and develop new talent that will be able to take the place of us old-timers!
The IDN Summit has been a great education and networking forum for many years, and I continue to be a proud member of the Advisory Committee. I truly believe that the Bellwether Foundation League is a wonderful, complimentary organization that is much needed in our Healthcare Supply Chain Industry. I encourage you to learn more about BLF at bellwetherleague.org and consider participating in its mission in one or more of these four ways:
- Nominate someone for Bellwether Honoree and/or Future Famer consideration.
- Attend the Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership Forum and the Bellwether League Foundation Induction & Recognition Event (BLFIRE) this October.
- If you’re a Bellwether Inductee (Hall of Famer … wear your class pin!), Ammer Honoree, Future Famer or Sustaining Sponsor, identify your professional relationship with BLF (e.g., in conversations, wearing your pin, on your bio/CV and LinkedIn profile, etc.) and tell others about the mission, value and vision of this organization verbally – why it’s worthwhile enough for them to join you in getting involved/supporting it, too.
- Invest in the organization via a Sustaining and/or Event Sponsorship or an individual or corporate tax-deductible donation.
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- Words of Wisdom: Networking and the Healthcare Supply Chain
- Notes from the 2021 IDN Summit Senior Executive Forum
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- Trends in Healthcare Reimbursement
- Consolidation and Centralization
- Medal of Honor Recipient Gives Us Thanks
- Growth of Non-Acute: Supply Chain Challenges
- Outcomes-Based Contracting
- The Value of Value Analysis in Healthcare
- Cardiovascular and Orthopedic Trends
- Supply Chain as a Revenue Generator
- Unforeseen Financial Impacts
Seizing Opportunity: COVID-19 Highlights the Importance of Supply Chain
- Managing Supply Shortages
- Supplier Diversity
- Capital Purchases are Easy - NOT
- It's About Having Integrity!
- Be Careful What You Wish For
- How to Win Friends and Influence People
- What's Your Management Style
- Old School
- The Confusing World of Benchmarking
- Do You Have the Courage to Do the Right Thing?
- Managing Expenses
- Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch
- The Power of Being Happy
- Happy New Year Resolutions?
- Buffaloes and Squirrels
- Getting Educated by a College Student
- The Importance of Work-Life Balance
- Is Someone Ready to Step In
- Payor-Provider Partnerships Impact on Supply Chain
- Addressing Overuse and Waste
- Changing the Roadmap
- Is Your Non-Spend Labor Under Control?
- Creating Supply Chain Credibility
- Working with Physicians
- It's About Talent
- Effective Communication
- Best Practices in Supply Chain Management
- Planning is Not a Luxury, It is Essential
- Supply Chain Leaders Need to be "Leaders of Change"