SMI Continues to Draw Industry Leaders

Scituate, MA (March 31, 2009): The Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) is pleased to announce the addition of North Shore Long Island Jewish Health SystemUniversal Health Services, Inc.; and Vanguard Health Systems.

New members include Donna Drummond, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System in Lake Success, NY; John Cunningham, Vice President Supply Chain Operations, Universal Health Services, Inc. in King of Prussia, PA; and Gregg Lambert, Director of Operations, Supply Chain Management, Vanguard Health Systems in Nashville, TN.

John Cunningham said of joining SMI, “I am very excited to be representing Universal Health Services, Inc. in SMI. Providing thought leadership on healthcare supply chain is viewed by UHS as a critical component of our success in improving healthcare from within. There is power in collaboration as SMI has already and will continue to demonstrate to the healthcare supply chain industry and those we serve.”  Universal Health Services, Inc. is one of the nation's largest hospital companies, operating acute care and behavioral health hospitals and ambulatory centers nationwide and in Puerto Rico. It acts as the advisor to Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a real estate investment trust (NYSE:UHT). For additional information on the Company, visit their Web site:

Founded in 1997, Vanguard has 15 hospitals located in (4) markets including a Medicare/Medicaid Health Plan in Phoenix. 

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