SMI Member Testimonials

Member Testimonials

Hear what our members say about SMI

Steve Gundersen
Steve Gundersen
BD

Watching relationships come together
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When we first started SMI the level of trust, relationship just wasn’t there among trading partners.  And now as you come to these meetings, you realize that it's very difficult to determine who is a provider & who is an industry partner.

Karen Conway

Karen Conway
GHX

Bringing the right people to the table
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SMI really attracts some of the very best thinkers. People who are looking at how we can do things differently. The folks spend a lot of time; we educate one another, we learn from one another, we ask questions of one another. 

John Gaida

John Gaida
Texas Health Resources

Member driven
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SMI is a wonderful organization made up of suppliers and IDN Executives. We ask our members, what do you want to hear about and see us do at SMI. 

 

Keith Kutcha

Keith Kutcha
Halyard Health

Collaborating on initiatives
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The membership of SMI is leading the way in terms of developing data standards; this has the biggest impact on our industry over the next 10-15 years. Without standards, it is difficult to really optimize the performance of the supply chain.

Nancy LeMaster

Nancy LeMaster
BJC HealthCare

Improving the healthcare system
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At SMI suppliers & providers work together to really improve the supply chain and bring the overall cost of healthcare down. You really work together to eliminate waste, change the way we do business and to ultimately improve healthcare for everyone.

Vance Moore

Vance Moore
Mercy / ROi

Resolving problems before they became unmanageable
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There’s great insight. SMI is a great forum to learn about what’s going on in the industry & sync up with other people who are struggling with the exact same problems that I am. My ability to actually interact with them and find out how they would do it, even if I don’t follow their guidance, it at least lets me know that there are other ways of doing things and it challenges me in the way we do things – it just makes us better.