SMI Adds Abbott to its Membership Base

Scituate, MA (1/19/2010):  SMI is pleased to announce its newest member, Abbott, further expanding the impressive membership base that already exists.  SMI is a non-profit collaborative of seasoned executives united to shape an improved, more efficient healthcare supply chain.  Abbott will be represented by Steve Christian, Director of Strategic Accounts & Operations and Hal Lowe, Director of Health Systems.  Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs more than 72,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries.  Steve Christian commented that, "Abbott looks forward to contributing our experience and perspectives to help shape a safe, efficient and effective healthcare supply chain for the patients we all serve."

With the addition of Abbott, the SMI membership now includes 38 Industry Partners and 41 Provider Partners.  Of this most recent addition, Tom Hughes, Executive Director for SMI says, “"We are extremely pleased to be able to add Abbott to the SMI membership.  Their decision to join validates that we are truly making a mark in the industry.”
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