Inventory control overhaul saves $1 million a year

January 2011
Same-Day Surgery;Jan2011, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p8
Academic Journal
The article reports on changes which the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri made to its supply chain and inventory control process and which resulted in a $1 million annual savings for the hospital.


Related Articles

  • Engage staff in cost cutting.  // Same-Day Surgery;Jan2011, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p7 

    The article reports on successful efforts which Bonnie Brady, the administrator of the Specialty Surgical Center in Sparta, New Jersey and her staff made to reduce costs at the center.

  • Give your OR an industrial flavor. Philippe, Richard; Beaulieu, Martin // Healthcare Purchasing News;Mar2011, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p68 

    In this article the authors discuss practices and technologies which are used in the industrial world and which can be used in hospitals to improve supply chain processes, particularly in the operating room. They are supportive of the practices and technologies and suggest that their utilization...

  • Automating inventory management. Beaulieu, Martin; Ouellette, Christine; Bielen, Monique; Costin, Maria // Healthcare Purchasing News;Feb2013, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p42 

    The article reports on a successful initiative which was implemented at the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) to improve operating room supply chain management. A discussion of the mission of CHUM, and of the role that the vendor Logi-D played in the implementation of...

  • Lessons learned with new ASC opening. Earnhart, Stephen W. // Same-Day Surgery;Dec2011, Vol. 35 Issue 12, p131 

    The article reports on an ambulatory surgical center which was opened in Texas in December of 2011 and will be managed for an extended period of time by Earnhart & Associates and discusses lessons that Earnhart & Associates learned as a result of opening the facility.

  • Surgical checklists come to ambulatory centers.  // Hospital Peer Review;Mar2012, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p27 

    The article reports that the first part of new U.S. federal rules related to quality and outcomes for ambulatory surgery centers (ASC), which came out in January 2012, has emphasized the need to implement a surgical safety checklist.

  • A practical approach to OR efficiency.  // Journal of Perioperative Practice;Mar2013, Vol. 23 Issue 3, Special section p9 

    Switching to customised procedure trays in Ramsay Health Care Hospitals

  • Managing custom packs. Kaczmarek, David S. // Healthcare Purchasing News;Jul2012, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p72 

    The article presents an overview of the benefits and disadvantages that are associated with purchasing medical tool custom packs and kits in health care facilities. A discussion of the benefits that health care facilities can obtain from using custom packs wisely and in a cost effective manner...

  • 3-part philosophy cuts OT and costs.  // Same-Day Surgery;Jan2011, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p5 

    The article reports on a three part philosophy process which Specialty Surgical Center in Sparta, New Jersey used to achieve significant savings, including a reduction in overtime for preop nurses and a $10,000 savings in an equipment purchases.

  • OPERATING ROOM. The ABCs of ASC supply management. Akridge, Jeannie // Healthcare Purchasing News;Oct2010, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p22 

    The article focuses on supply management strategies for ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). The differences between acute and ambulatory settings are reviewed. The article also looks at the possible impact that the U.S. healthcare reform may have on ASCs. Technology and information systems, supply...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics