SMI is Pleased to Announce Two New IDN Members

Scituate, MA (December 19, 2007):  The Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI), a not-for-profit corporation uniting providers and suppliers in shaping an improved, more efficient healthcare supply chain proudly announces their two newest IDN members. Bon Secours Health System, Inc. in Columbia, MD and Sutter Health in Sacramento, CA have joined the ranks of leading healthcare Providers and Industry partners that comprise SMI. SMI convenes seasoned executives from the various segments of the healthcare supply chain to work collaboratively to develop beneficial solutions to healthcare supply chain issues. All work is done for the benefit of the entire industry and as such, all solutions created within SMI initiative teams are made available to the public at no cost via the SMI website under Tools at Members include transactional trading partners from integrated delivery networks (IDNs) and academic medical centers; manufacturers of medical surgical, diagnostic and pharmaceutical supplies; capital equipment and medical device companies; distributors; service providers; IT companies; and other key suppliers.