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.
SC Week will be celebrated October 2-8 this year, and the theme is: Supply Chain: Leading Change. Advancing Healthcare. In today’s rapidly shifting healthcare landscape, hospitals and health systems are increasingly challenged to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes without sacrificing the quality of care. Supply chain professionals play a pivotal role in leading their organizations to meet these demands and continue to thrive amid changes.
Join your peers nationwide during SC Week to promote the profession and be reminded about many important roles you take on every day to advance your healthcare organization.
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 and mention @AHRMMtweets during SC Week, and use the hashtag #SCWeek!
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.
2016 SC Week Merchandise
Begin planning your celebration activities now by ordering well-deserved gifts for your staff, colleagues, and friends! Shop the official SC Week Store to see the wide selection of gifts and recognition items including apparel, lunch coolers, pens, mugs, SC Week posters, and more. Order by September 12, 2016 to ensure delivery by SC Week!
Visit www.jimcolemanstore.com/scweek to browse merchandise.
SC Week 2016 Celebration Contest
Recognize your healthcare supply chain staff by participating in the SC Week 2016 Celebration Contest now through September 9!
How does supply chain lead change to advance healthcare in your organization?
In celebration of SC Week, AHRMM invites you to submit a photo of your supply chain department leading change and provide a small description (300 words maximum) illustrating your department’s contributions to advancing the healthcare field. 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 2016 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 highlighted in the AHRMM member magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions, promoted throughout AHRMM communications, and featured on this SC Week webpage. The winning submission will also receive SC Week merchandise for their supply chain staff!*
Click here to view the full contest rules.
*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 7/25/2016 at 9:00 am Central Standard Time (CT) and ends at 5:00pm CT on 9/9/2016. ARV of all prizes: $100. Subject to full Official Rules. Sponsor: AHRMM.
SC Week Celebration Contest
In celebration of SC Week, AHRMM invites you to submit a photo of your supply chain department leading change and provide a short description illustrating your department’s contributions to advancing the healthcare field. The most creative photo with an original and inspiring story about your supply chain department, wins!
To participate, email your photo and completed submission entry form to AHRMM at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 9, 2016.