Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Broward Health Receives Distinguished Healthcare Supply Chain Award

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Broward Health has been awarded the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) Healthcare Supply Chain Award for achieving excellence in overall spend management and adopting best practice solutions into its supply chain processes.

This is the second time that Broward Health has received this distinction, reflecting the healthcare system’s dedication to improving quality of care and reducing costs.

“Broward Health continually adopts best practice solutions for supply chain in order to ensure the most efficient use of our procurements efforts,” said Robert Martin, chief financial officer of Broward Health. 

ECRI looked for initiatives that included ongoing and consistent spend management and analytics for all medical devices, including capital medical, supplies, PPI, service contracts, reagents, and others. This included a complete study and analysis of purchase order histories on a routine basis. The Broward Health Procurement and Supply Chain team, led by Procurement Officer & Corporate Director Brian Bravo, was recognized for exhibiting a clinically sound and financially savvy approach to technology decision making.

For more than 40 years, ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs and processes are best to improve patient care. As pioneers in this science, they utilize practical experience and independence with the thoroughness and objectivity of evidence-based research.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health International, Broward Health Urgent Care and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit


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