Mercy Supply Chain Talent Recognized with Visionary Award

March 31, 2015

Vance Moore, right, is the senior vice president of

operations for Mercy & current ROi board chairman.

SCM World, the supply chain talent development partner for the world’s leading companies, recently honored Vance Moore, senior vice president of operations for Mercy, and current board chairman for ROi (Resource Optimization & Innovation), Mercy’s supply chain company, with its inaugural Supply Chain Visionary Award.

“Vance’s contributions to supply chain in health care go back a long way,” explained Kevin O’Marah, chief content officer and head of research, SCM World. “He is part of a history at ROi that has produced exceptional, visionary leadership in health care and will no doubt continue to influence the sector for years to come.”

Moore joined ROi in 2002 and served as president and CEO from 2007 to 2011 before transitioning to his current role within Mercy.

The Supply Chain Visionary Award is part of SCM World’s Power of the Profession awards program, which, according to Matt Davis, SCM World’s senior vice president of research, was created to recognize supply chain leaders that are not only driving breakthrough innovations, but also sharing their practices to advance the entire supply chain profession. More than 150 companies participate in and contribute to the SCM World community, including P&G, Unilever, Nestlé, Samsung, Lenovo, Cisco, Merck, Caterpillar, Nike, Walgreens, Jaguar Land Rover, Raytheon, Chevron, Shell and BASF.

“It is such an honor to see ROi and its leadership recognized by SCM World,” said Gene Kirtser, president and CEO of ROi. “We are very proud of our continued heritage of visionary leaders, starting from our three founders Lynn Britton, Mike McCurry and Shannon Sock, elevating the strategic role of supply chain in health care, and continuing today with our current leadership team.”

O’Marah added, "ROi has done so much as an organization through past and present leadership to drive innovation, and more importantly optimism that supply chain can seriously impact the health care sector. I can only hope others will be inspired to follow.” 

Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 35 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, three rehab hospitals and two orthopedic hospitals, nearly 700 clinic 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.

As a provider-owned integrated supply chain company, ROi believes in the power of collaboration to transform health care.  Founded more than a decade ago by Mercy, the nation’s fifth largest Catholic health care system, ROi serves health care organizations across the U.S. who share a passion for supply chain excellence. ROi’s integrated model simplifies and streamlines everything related to supply chain, offering solutions including strategic contracting and sourcing, centralized distribution and transportation, custom procedure tray manufacturing, medical device reprocessing and private label products.  As a provider-born company, our insights and goals are uniquely aligned with today’s health care organizations, who all must find new ways to provide better care at lower cost.

SCM World is the supply chain talent development partner for the world’s leading companies, empowering professionals with the capability, commitment and confidence to drive greater positive impact on business performance and help solve three of the world’s fundamental challenges: health, hunger and environmental sustainability.  The SCM World community accelerates collective learning and performance by harnessing the knowledge of the most forward-thinking supply chain practitioners, shared through industry-leading research, best-practice exchanges, peer networking and events. Over 150 companies participate in and contribute to the SCM World community, including P&G, Unilever, Nestlé, Samsung, Lenovo, Cisco, Merck, Caterpillar, Nike, Walgreens, Jaguar Land Rover, Raytheon, Chevron, Shell and BASF.

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