SMI Announces 7 New Members 

Scituate, MA (March 28, 2013):  The Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI), a non-profit, member-driven organization announced today that it has 7 new members thus far in 2013.  These new members join over 100 of the nation’s most influential IDN’s and manufacturers/ suppliers in the healthcare supply chain industry.   The mission of SMI is to bring both providers and suppliers together, in a collaborative, non-competitive environment to help shape an improved and efficient healthcare supply chain.  SMI members are committed to delivering the highest quality care while improving patient outcomes.  

New SMI members include:

  • LHP Hospital Group: Andrew Montgomery, Vice President, Supply Chain
  • Partners HealthCare:  Lisa Scannell, Corporate Director, Supply Chain Management;  Mark Faulkner, Director, Strategic Supply Chain Management & Sourcing
  • St. Luke's Health System: Cameron Marlowe, Director, Contracting & Sourcing
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals: Robert Burkholder, Vice President, Supply Chain Management
  • CareFusion: Maryann Restino, Group Vice President, Health Systems; David Dahle, Vice President, Health Systems
  • STERIS Corporation:  Tim Chapman, Group President, Healthcare; Cary Majors, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Strategy, Healthcare
  • VUEMED:  Lana Makhanik, Vice President, Business Development

SMI convenes seasoned executives from the healthcare supply chain to work collaboratively to develop beneficial solutions to healthcare supply chain issues.  New SMI Member Mark Faulkner from Partners HealthCare said, “I look forward to working collaboratively with my peers at SMI to help solve supply chain challenges and to learn ways to improve processes and optimize relationships.”   Tom Hughes, SMI’s Executive Director said, “SMI is pleased to welcome these 7 new distinguished members.  We are so fortunate to have these exceptional supply chain executives as part of the SMI community.  These new members will work together, creating tools and solutions to help the industry at large meet the many demands facing healthcare supply chain.”  The tools and solutions created by SMI teams are made available to the public at no cost via the SMI website at:

SMI 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.  For more information on SMI, including a complete list of members, visit: