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SMI Recognizes 10-Year Anniversary Members

Kingston, MA (January 23, 2024):    SMI®, a non-profit, member-driven community of healthcare supply chain organizations, celebrated members who achieved the milestone of 10 years of membership at the SMI Fall 2023 Forum in Nashville.  During the past decade, these industry partner members, STERIS and Mölnlycke, have worked alongside their peers as part of the SMI community to move the healthcare supply chain industry forward with real transformational change.  SMI members meet twice annually at Forums to discuss industry challenges and share learnings and best practices.

STERIS, a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis of Infection Prevention joined SMI in 2013 along with Mölnlycke, a world-leading MedTech company that specializes in innovative solutions for wound care and surgical procedures.  SMI Members STERIS and Mölnlycke continue to show their commitment to improving healthcare delivery by participating in the work of SMI to increase resilience, foster transparency, and build trust among trading partners.  Jane Pleasants, Executive Director of SMI, further explained the importance of member retainment, “SMI works closely with its members year after year which leads to the long-standing, trusted, productive relationships that we are so fortunate to have with organizations such as STERIS and Mölnlycke.”

Jon Parnell, Vice President, Corporate and Strategic Accounts from STERIS said “I am honored to be part of this respected group of leaders.  As an SMI member over the last 10 years, SMI has allowed us to better serve our customers by creating outstanding networking opportunities between provider supply chain leaders and industry partner executives.  SMI continues to foster an environment that encourages collaboration and education with the goal to make impactful change in our industry – change that both providers and industry partners like STERIS bring back to our organizations in serving our customers. SMI targets specific initiatives and develops solutions that drives supply chain and supplier relationships forward.”

Pictured left to right: Jane Pleasants, Executive Director, SMI; Jeff Ciardi, VP Strategic Accounts & Health Economics, Mölnlycke Health Care; Jeff Sparks, Area Vice President of Strategic Accounts, STERIS; and Steve Gundersen, Immediate-Past Chair of SMI


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SMI provides a nexus for healthcare providers, suppliers, and distributors to network and collaborate on innovations that drive meaningful improvements in supply chain agility, efficiency, and resilience. We provide a unique, non-commercial community where members forge long-term relationships as they work together to improve patient care. For more information about SMI, including a complete list of members, visit: