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3009 Woodhollow Drive, Flower Mound, Texas 75022

(H) 214.513.8314 | (C) 214.770.7237 |

Experienced Healthcare and Supply Chain Executive with a strong background in su
pply chain management, contract negotiations, customer service, finance manageme
nt, operations, training, and project management. Reputation for using strong s
ales and communications skills to accurately interpret customer needs and make e
ffective sales and management presentations. Expertise includes:
* National Contract Negotiations
* Materials & Inventory management
* Internal and External Distribution
* Market Based Contracting
* Board Certified Healthcare Executive (FACHE)
* MMIS Conversions
* Supply Expense Reduction
* Procurement, Receiving, Sterile Processing
Director Materials Management
Directed all acquisition, receiving, and distribution areas at community acute c
are facility. Managed capital equipment budget and related activities. Member
of the Performance Improvement, Environment of Care, Emergency Management, Code
Blue, and Clinical Directors Committees.
* Achieved supply expense to net revenue ratio of 15% by improving contract comp
liance and renegotiating expiring contracts.
* Maintained customer satisfaction levels of 97% with improved accuracy in par l
evel replenishment.
* Led department through two ownership changes in three years. Implemented proc
ess and system changes without affecting customer satisfaction.
* Improved employee satisfaction from 65% to 82% and reduced turnover to 22%, wi
th focused and frequent staff communications to solicit their input on improving
work environment.
Assistant Vice President Materials Management
Managed all supply chain activities for 20 acute care specialty hospitals.
* Prepared and negotiated new Group Purchasing contract that consolidated all pu
rchasing programs and saved $1.3 million annually.
* Created and implemented new capital budget and procurement process, which impr
oved customer satisfaction and anticipated cash flows.
* Renegotiated supply agreements that provided additional $516,000 in annual sav
THE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Orangeburg, South Carolina 2000 - 2002
Director Materials Management
Managed all Materials Management activities, including purchasing, receiving, ge
neral stores, distribution, sterile processing, and mailroom for 350 bed hospita
* Completed assessment of purchasing practices, which identified $200,000 in pri
cing errors and non-contract purchases.
* Negotiated contract to outsource biomedical engineering for Imaging department
that saved $80,000 annually.
* As Chair of Internet and Intranet Subcommittee, successfully implemented hospi
tal websites for public and staff use.
* Developed procurement card program to facilitate web-based purchasing and impr
ove management controls.
ST. VINCENT HEALTH SYSTEM, Little Rock, Arkansas 1999 - 2000
Director Material Resources
Directed all material resource functions at major integrated delivery network co
mprised of 4 acute care hospitals and 23 primary care clinics.
* Consolidated material resource functions for all facilities within the system
to standardize products and improve distribution efficiencies.
* Selected and implemented materials information system within 6-month period to
ensure Y2K compliance
* Improved customer satisfaction from 2.8 to 4.1 on a 5 point scale by establish
ing dedicated customer focus assignments.
* Reduced supply expense by 12% on base of $50 million through renegotiation of
supply contracts and selection of more cost effective products with no effect on
product quality.
COLUMBIA/HCA, Nashville, Tennessee 1996 - 1999
Director National Agreements
Managed non-clinical contract portfolio with purchase volumes in excess of $1.2
billion, including telecommunications, information systems, administration, envi
ronmental, engineering, market-based, and corporate agreements.
* Completed contracts that resulted in incremental savings of $76 million in two
-year period.
* Consolidated information systems, telecommunications, and corporate contractin
g within national agreements team to standardize contracting processes, and leve
rage corporate and field volumes.
* Co-developed protocol for market-based contracting to support field requiremen
ts for waste management, records management, bulk oxygen, linen processing, and
pest control services.
VHA, INC., Irving, Texas 1992 - 1996
Manager, Distribution Services
Provided logistic services to support 1400 member organizations. Oversaw agreem
ents for pharmacy and medical-surgical authorized distribution agents. Managed
$2.2 million in budgeted revenue.
* Modified agreements for pharmacy and medical-surgical distributors without aff
ecting service quality.
* Created marketing plan to successfully recapture medical-surgical business and
gain increased market share.
* Responded to RFP from long-term Boston shareholder that increased contract par
ticipation by $30 million in annual spend.
* Designed and delivered materials assessment training and analysis to over 125
individual members.
PARKLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Dallas, Texas 1990 - 1992
Administrative Director
Provided administrative oversight for Medicine Patient Care Center, as well as R
enal Services, Psychiatry, and Rehabilitative Medicine services. Led renal dial
ysis unit, and played key role on patient-centered patient care and medical ethi
cs committees.
* Won federal approval for renal and physical/rehabilitative programs, ensuring
Medicare coverage for patients.
* Created further opportunity by forming first managed care agreement for kidney
and pancreas transplant.
Master of Business Administration, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio,
Bachelor of Arts, Healthcare Management, Park University, Parkville, Missouri
Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives
North Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Fluent in English and Spanish
Jerry Ramirez, Jr.
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