Each year, the first week of October is dedicated to celebrating healthcare supply chain professionals for their outstanding contributions to healthcare and the overall success of the supply chain. Sponsored by AHRMM, National Healthcare Supply Chain Week (SC Week) provides an opportunity to recognize the integral role supply chain professionals play in delivering high-quality patient care throughout the healthcare field.

The 2015 SC Week theme is Healthcare Supply Chain: Delivering Excellence.
With the ongoing transformation of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, supply chain has become a key player in meeting organizational goals by driving clinical value, implementing innovation, and delivering operational efficiency.

Let’s celebrate all supply chain professionals for their hard work and strategic value, which help ensure that healthcare delivery organizations thrive and succeed in today's healthcare landscape.

National Healthcare Supply Chain Week 2015 Merchandise

2015 SC Week Product Catalog:
Begin planning your celebration activities now by ordering well-deserved gifts for your staff, colleagues, and friends.
Click here to browse SC Week 2015 merchandise.

SC Week Promotional Toolkit:
Get the word out!  AHRMM has compiled different promotional tools you can use to help circulate SC Week to your colleagues and social media outlets.
Don't forget to follow @AHRMMtweets and use the hashtag #SCWeek
Click here to download the Promotional Toolkit.

SC Week Celebration Ideas: 
Looking for ideas on how you can honor supply chain professionals? Check out the list of activities and ways to celebrate with your staff during National Healthcare Supply Chain Week. 
Click here for ways to honor staff during SC Week. 

SC Week 2015 Celebration Contest

Recognize your supply chain staff by participating in the SC Week 2015 Celebration Contest!
How does supply chain deliver excellence in your healthcare organization? In celebration of SC Week, AHRMM invites you to submit a photo of your supply chain department delivering excellence and provide a small description (300 words maximum) illustrating your department’s contributions to healthcare. The most creative photo with an original and inspiring story about your supply chain department, wins! 

Supply chain professionals have made great strides in developing strategies that streamline operations and maximize resources, and AHRMM wants to hear your success story.  Get creative with your photo, but make sure the description ties into the SC Week 2015 theme. Stories about supply chain teams improving or implementing processes, which had a positive outcome and/or collaborating between cross-functional departments are encouraged.

The winner will have their submission featured in the AHRMM member magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions, and promoted throughout AHRMM communications.  The winning submission will also receive SC Week merchandise for their supply chain staff*!
The SC Week 2015 Celebration Contest officially kicks off on July 27, 2015.  Email your photo and submission entry form to AHRMM at ahrmm@aha.org by September 8, 2015. 

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. ONLINE ENTRY ONLY AND INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. Contest only open to individual employees and employee teams from the supply chain departments of healthcare organizations who are residents of the 50 U.S. or D.C., 21 years and older. Contest begins on or about 7/27/2015 at 9:00 am Central Standard Time (CT) and ends at 5:00pm CT on 9/8/2015. ARV of all prizes: $100.
Subject to full Official Rules. Sponsor: AHRMM.