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Wednesday Dec. 27, 2017
Broward Health Welcomes New Supply Chain Vice President
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. --Broward Health announces the addition of Jorge F. Hernandez as its new vice president of supply chain and chief procurement officer. "With almost two decades of supply chain leadership experience, Jorge's expertise will be invaluable as we find ways to be more efficient and cost-effective in preparing to meet the needs of today’s ever-changing and complex health care environment,” said Beverly Capasso, interim president and CEO of Broward Health.  

As VP of supply chain and chief procurement officer, Hernandez will be responsible for the effective management and direction of the centralized and decentralized operational areas of material services including: acquisition, associated finance and accounting functions, product and supply contract implementation, and MMIS systems support. Hernandez will ensure that departmental operations and procedures for procurements of supplies, equipment and services are consistent throughout the Broward Health System.

Previously, Hernandez was with Tenet Healthcare in various positions handling supply chain services for several hospitals in its system. In his most recent role he served as assistant vice president and senior director of supply chain services for Tenet Healthcare’s Eastern Region - Coastal Division hospitals in Massachusetts, South Carolina and Florida where he oversaw all contracting and sourcing activity in the cardiology service line.  He also led the purchasing and accounts payable consolidation for all Tenet Florida facilities, improving operational performances and reducing variation in practices across the region.

With almost 20 years of healthcare supply chain experience, he has also worked at Larkin Community Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, HCA/South Dade Service Center and Miami Heart Institute.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital 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 Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.