Cleanlink News | 5/8/2012
JanPak Inc. Hosts Healthcare Symposium
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JanPak, Inc. hosted a Healthcare Symposium that brought together the company’s top healthcare specialists for an intensive three-day session that featured industry experts from the fields of Infection Prevention, Environmental Services, Strategic Sourcing, and Group Purchasing as well as leading manufacturers from the Cleaning & Hygiene Industry.
The 2012 Healthcare Symposium was designed to educate the company’s healthcare specialists on key trends taking place in the industry and equip them with the critical knowledge necessary to address needs facing infection prevention, environmental services, and strategic sourcing. The Symposium featured Connie Steed, Director of Infection Prevention at Greenville Hospital System, who led a session that focused on reducing hospital-associated infections.
The Symposium also featured a panel discussion, including Mike Bailey, EVS Director at Greenville Hospital System, William Brewer, Director of Strategic Sourcing at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, John Mateka, Executive Director, Materials Management at Greenville Hospital System and Daniel Larrabee, Director of EVS at Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community. The Panel addressed key issues relating to upcoming changes in healthcare, discussed how and what drives the decision making process, the value of HCAHPS scores, and key opportunities to reduce spend, and improve operational and supply chain efficiency.
And, the Symposium featured leading manufacturers, including Georgia-Pacific, Kimberly Clark, Gojo, Diversey, Spartan Chemical, Rubbermaid, and Clorox, who educated the team on the latest innovations to address the most critical needs facing these customers.
“With reform looming and the on-going changes taking place in healthcare, the 2012 Symposium was a great opportunity for us to bring our team of healthcare specialists together and equip them to address the needs facing our customers,” says Brian Morabito, JanPak Director of National Accounts – Healthcare.
Mike Bailey states, “Industry partners need to stay abreast of the many changes occurring in healthcare. Symposiums such as the one JanPak organized will go a long way in making sure our vendor partners know what we need and how to get it to us. Working very closely together will be the key to success as healthcare continues to evolve. You have a very attentive, engaged and knowledgeable marketing force. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your learning experience.”