Submission Deadline: Friday, September 15 Extended to September 29



HSCN wants to shout out your success across Canada!


Submit your team's nomination today! The winning supply chain organization or hospital department submission will be featured in the cover story of the October 2017 HSCN eNewsletter issue and the recipients will be awarded a framed certificate at the May 2018 HSCN National Supply Chain Conference.  

Your submission should demonstrate the following:

  • Teamwork - How well department staff members communicate, cooperate and work together to make the department collectively greater than the sum of its multiple functions.
  • Innovation - How the department approaches day-to-day operations for customers that highlights and reinforces its importance to the organization, including the use of information technology and performance improvement management processes to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Customer Service - How the department manages product evaluations, contracting, purchasing, distribution, inventory management, consulting and facilitation for customers, including clinical settings such as the OR, nursing floors and outpatient areas, and others, such as laboratory and radiology.
  • Patient Care - How the department's administrative, financial and operational activities directly and indirectly influence doctors and nurses and clinical performance in terms of high- quality patient care.
  • Comprehensive Strategic Planning - How the department efficiently and intelligently works with partners along the supply chain continuum, including raw materials suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, service companies (such as consulting firms and waste management firms) to assist their internal customers within the individual hospital or multiple facilities within shared services organization for the benefit of patients.
Document and submit your accomplishments by Friday, September 29th to Kathryn Knight in the Administration Office.


For your nomination to qualify, please be sure to comply with the following rules:

  • Any nomination must be original and exclusive to HSCN and not have been submitted - either original or edited - to any other publication currently or within the previous year.
  • Any nomination must focus on team-driven contributions and results. Share what your team has accomplished over what a third-party vendor did for you.
  • The winning submission will be posted in its entirety to the HSCN eNewsletter
  • Nominees must have HSCN membership