HSCN 2016 Sponsors

We encourage you to visit our sponsors' websites by clicking on their logos.
   
Platinum
 
CMEPP is Canada’s only participant-owned, non-profit maintenance management program. We currently partner with 39 healthcare organizations and 70 sites across Canada, from small community hospitals to large teaching hospitals. Our focus is on a multi-vendor approach, which gives us more buying power. The equipment we manage ranges from Diagnostic Imaging and Monitoring systems to clinical laboratory, OR and general hospital equipment. When organizations partner with CMEPP, they get money back – since our inception in 1996, more than $25 million in surplus has been returned to participant hospitals.

As Canada’s longest standing healthcare group purchasing organization, Medbuy leverages clinical expertise and maximizes buying power to offer our Members quality products at the best price. We foster an environment where our Members collaborate, share best practices, and ultimately, make decisions on a broad range of products and services. Above all, the patient is at the centre of everything we do.

Member Driven. Quality Focused.

As a subsidiary of Baxter International Inc., Baxter Corporation manufactures and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma and other chronic and acute medical conditions.  As a global, diversified healthcare company, Baxter applies a unique combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to create products that advance patient care worldwide.
   
Gold
 


Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. Boston Scientific is one of the world’s largest medical device companies dedicated to less-invasive therapies. Boston Scientific products are used in the following medical areas: Cardiac Rhythm Management, Gastroenterology, Interventional Bronchoscopy, Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, Oncology, Neuromodulation, Urology and Pelvic Health.


Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) is driving costs out of healthcare by transforming the healthcare supply chain. Working with providers and suppliers, GHX is accelerating change by providing a faster, more efficient and collaborative supply chain that will take billions of dollars out of the cost of healthcare.

HealthPRO is Canada’s healthcare procurement services organization, advancing the purchasing interests of hospitals, provincial authorities and shared service organizations (SSOs) from coast to coast to coast. With more than 250 members representing over 800 hospitals across seven provinces and the Territories, HealthPRO’s national collective efforts save members hundreds of millions of dollars that can be directed where it is needed most – to frontline patient care.
 

Voyageur Medical Transportation is Ontario longest serving Non Emergency Patient Transfer service. We serve Hospitals, Long Term Care and Communities across Ontario with Ambulatory, Wheelchair and Stretcher transport.
 
We have discovered hidden intelligence that can result in Cost Savings and Improved NEPT performance. Our recent Usage study of over 900 Frontline Workers in Healthcare, has re-enforced our goal – Trim $20,000,000 in NEPT Costs by 2020. Visit our Booth # 27 to Learn More.


HIROC is Canada's leading provider of healthcare liability insurance offering a broad range of insurance products and services, including risk management programs and claims management expertise. HIROC also works with its subscribers to bring about meaningful and productive change resulting in greater safety and a reduction in claims and incidents. 

   

3M Health Care is a leading global supplier of medical supplies with specific expertise in infection prevention, wound care and health information management. Our success begins with our ability to apply our technologies and process improvement expertise to an endless array of customer needs.
 
3M Health Care utilizes third party distributors to ensure supply chain excellence through order consolidation, and assurance of local inventories. This results in an efficient, cost effective supply chain providing high levels of service to our customers. Our personnel are directly responsible for contracting, clinical sales, and education. 3M is proud to be a charter member and supporter of the Health Care Supply Chain Network. 

St. Joseph’s Health System, GPO (SJHS-GPO) unites healthcare industry stakeholders in the procurement of cost-effective capital equipment and food and nutrition solutions to put the needs of patients first. 

Through our core programs, CAPsource and MEALsource, we combine decades of experience with proven processes that achieve best value on a wide range of product categories. You receive all the benefits of group purchasing, but remain in control of what you buy based on your facility’s individual needs.
 


priMED Medical Products Inc. is a privately owned Canadian designer, manufacturer and marketer of high quality personal protective equipment (PPE) for infection prevention and control. priMED brings value to our customers and the healthcare community by developing and delivering innovative infection control products which improve clinician comfort and protection. priMED and its brand have grown to be recognized as the industry standard in our key categories of surgical and procedural face masks, protective apparel, and disposable gloves.

 


 

Silver
 

Commport Communications International, Inc. is a privately owned company, with over 25 years of e-Commerce experience. Commport is the only provider in the world positioned to deliver full service Value Added Network, EDI, translation and GDSN data synchronization services to both the demand side and the supply side of the trading partnerships. We are proud to offer innovative and comprehensive supply chain management solutions to Canada's Healthcare Industry.

As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic helps to improve the lives and health of millions of people each year. We use our deep clinical, therapeutic, and economic expertise to address the complex challenges faced by healthcare systems today. Let’s take healthcare Further, Together. Learn more at Medtronic.ca.

Our mission is to provide quality medical products with superior value to healthcare providers and end users, improving patient care and the quality of people's lives.
 

BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and health care worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance cellular studies and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, optimize respiratory care and support the management of diabetes.  

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world.

bids&tenders™ provides procurement solutions that harness the latest technologies to meet the needs of an evolving industry. With a focus on simplicity, convenience and client benefits, our mission is to deliver transparent, cost-efficient and cutting edge procurement solutions for buyers and suppliers alike.

 


 

Bronze
 
For over 50 years, Vernacare has specialized in delivering safe, discreet and environmentally responsible solutions for human waste management.  Our extensive range of single-use pulp fibre products & our state-of-the-art macerators, eliminate the need to clean soiled plastic utensils and help reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

 


 

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HSCN 2016 Supporters

Our supporters helped make this conference possible.
   
Shared Support Services Southeastern Ontario (3S0) is a not-for-profit, non-share-capital, shared service organization.  Our mandate is to provide supply chain services to member healthcare organizations.  The objectives of 3SO are to improve service levels and maximize supply chain efficiencies, resulting in savings for members that will be reinvested in direct patient care.

Champlain Health Supply Services is a shared service organization primarily focused on Collaborative Sourcing for member organizations. It was founded on two principle objectives: supporting improvement in the quality of care provided by its member organization through collaborative procurement and standardization and implementing leading practices resulting in efficient, effective supply chain services.


The Central Ontario Healthcare Procurement Alliance (COHPA) is a Shared Services Organization providing integrated supply chain services to several central Ontario hospitals. COHPA was established in 2007 as an independent, nonprofit corporation, and provides Source to Pay and Logistics solutions to six member hospitals. Five Customer hospitals participate in strategic sourcing initiatives. COHPA’s services are supported by an integrated technology platform that enables electronic requisitions and paperless purchasing, including streamlined invoice matching and payment functions.

Healthcare Materials Management Services is a joint venture between London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care, London created in 1997 to integrate and consolidate the functions of purchasing, accounts payable, inventory management and logistics.

Our Shared Service Organization provides opportunities to represent the needs and requirements of our stakeholders. Our governance model allows our customers to weigh in heavily in their future.

Created by its member hospitals in 2006, Plexxus is a not-for-profit shared services organization with expertise in supply chain management, information technology and business transformation. Working collaboratively with our stakeholders, we deliver cost efficient services through scalable systems and processes.  

Plexxus member hospitals include: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Lakeridge Health, Mount Sinai Hospital,  North York General Hospital, Rouge Valley Health System, St. Joseph¹s Health Centre, The Scarborough Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto East General Hospital, University Health Network and Women¹s College Hospital.

SSW was established as a non-profit organization in 2001. Since its inception, the goal of SSW had been to drive value through the regionalization of strategic sourcing.  SSW has evolved into a full service shared service provider, providing the full continuum of Supply Chain Services to our three equity Member Hospitals and seven Customer Hospitals.

 


TransForm is a leading shared service organization in Ontario and is committed to delivering exceptional service driven to improve value to the health system.  TransForm’s culture is grounded in values of collaboration, accountability, respect and teamwork and through the work of dedicated and highly skilled professionals the organization continuously seeks new opportunities to ensure the highest level of service excellence.

 

HSCN 2016 Exhibitors

We encourage you to visit our exhibitors' websites by clicking on their logos.
   

For all your Hospital Facility, Maintenance & Engineering operations, Acklands-Grainger is your single source MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operation) supplier. We¹re Canada¹s largest Healthcare distributor of MRO products, with more than 400,000 unique items in stock, 200 branches and 7 distribution centres from coast to coast to coast. We have 126 years of proven history in providing selection, quality and service excellence to all our customers. We offer a full range of Healthcare Solutions to improve facility efficiency, patient experience and emergency readiness through integrated product, on-site VMI services and e.Commerce through GHX.

Sharing Expertise®
B. Braun of Canada (B.Braun) is passionately committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety with products, services and education focused on sharing best clinical practices.  The innovative Space Infusion Pump System, Introcan Safety and Introcan 3 Safety peripheral IV catheters, as well as the CME Bodyguard family of ambulatory Infusion products will be presented at the B.Braun booth.

Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. Boston Scientific is one of the world’s largest medical device companies dedicated to less-invasive therapies. Boston Scientific products are used in the following medical areas: Cardiac Rhythm Management, Gastroenterology, Interventional Bronchoscopy, Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, Oncology, Neuromodulation, Urology and Pelvic Health.

Cardinal Health Canada is an essential link in the Canadian healthcare supply chain, distributing products, services and solutions to acute, long-term and alternate care facilities.  With distribution centres strategically located across Canada, and more than 900 employees, Cardinal Health Canada helps customers reduce costs, enhance efficiency and improve quality.   Visit the Cardinal Health Canada booth at HSCN2016 to learn about our supply chain solutions, including inbound freight cost management and inventory optimization programs.

Canadian Hospital Specialties is a national specialty distributor of medical and interventional products focused on strategic partnerships to enhance the experience of our customers. Our clinical, sales and marketing expertise coupled with our continued commitment to invest in new technologies brings value to supplier partners and customers alike. Our partnerships are based on shared values and mutual respect, essential elements to ensure long term success. 

CMEPP is Canada’s only participant-owned, non-profit maintenance management program. We currently partner with 39 healthcare organizations and 70 sites across Canada, from small community hospitals to large teaching hospitals. Our focus is on a multi-vendor approach, which gives us more buying power. The equipment we manage ranges from Diagnostic Imaging and Monitoring systems to clinical laboratory, OR and general hospital equipment. When organizations partner with CMEPP, they get money back – since our inception in 1996, more than $25 million in surplus has been returned to participant hospitals.

Commport Communications International, Inc. is a privately owned company, with over 25 years of e-Commerce experience. Commport is the only provider in the world positioned to deliver full service Value Added Network, EDI, translation and GDSN data synchronization services to both the demand side and the supply side of the trading partnerships. We are proud to offer innovative and comprehensive supply chain management solutions to Canada¹s Healthcare Industry.

Since 1963, Cook Medical has worked with physicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Today we offer medical devices, biologic materials and cellular therapies to deliver better patient outcomes in less invasive ways.  In addition to treating patients, we are committed to improving efficiency on the business side of healthcare with a dedicated Healthcare Business Solutions team, through adoption of global data standards, and a goal to ultimately improve the healthcare supply chain.

First Quality Products, Inc., brand name Prevail®, manufactures a full-line of high quality disposable absorbent incontinence products and washcloths. Prevail® offers a complete line up of absorbent products featuring innovative technologies like QUICK WICK™ with MaxSoft®, Odor Guard® and Skin Smart®.  Our Next Generation® Briefs feature 360° Breathable Zones™, Expandex™ Wings, Doublesorb™ Layers and Easy-Lock Fasteners®

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) is driving costs out of healthcare by transforming the healthcare supply chain. Working with providers and suppliers, GHX is accelerating change by providing a faster, more efficient and collaborative supply chain that will take billions of dollars out of the cost of healthcare.
 
 
 

GS1 Canada is a member of GS1, the world's leading supply chain standards organization. As a neutral, not-for-profit organization, GS1 Canada enables its more than 20,000 members — trading partners of all sizes from 23 sectors across Canada — to enhance their efficiency and cost effectiveness by adopting electronic supply chain best practices. Through its healthcare sector strategy, GS1 Canada is working with industry to standardize the healthcare supply chain, supporting efficiency and enhanced patient safety.

At Grand & Toy, we understand that as a healthcare organization, you need a strategic partner to help you meet the demanding challenges you face everyday. As a leading provider of office products and solutions across Canada, we help healthcare organizations identify solutions that add value to your facility and impact your bottom line. We’re highly experienced professionals in the field of healthcare. We're ready to apply the full advantages of our skills, scale, strength and capabilities to meet the unique needs of your organization. 

HALYARD HEALTH is a medical technology company focused on advancing health and healthcare by delivering clinically-superior products and solutions for infection prevention, surgical solutions, respiratory health, digestive health, pain management, and IV therapy.
 
Halyard brands and products are sold in more than 100 countries, with leading market positions in multiple categories.
 
Formerly part of Kimberly-Clark, Halyard Health became an independent company in November 2014  with 12 manufacturing facilities and 16,500 employees worldwide.

healtHcentric is a manufacturer of focused on creating durable, easy-to-clean and affordable seating solutions for demanding, intensive-use environments and is the only seating manufacturer to put infection control at the heart of its design.

Our seating designs can be found in some of the most demanding environments such as hospital emergency departments, long-term care, behavioral health and transportation/educational facilities because of their ease of maintenance, strength and ability to cope with high volumes of people.

HealthPRO is Canada’s healthcare procurement services organization, advancing the purchasing interests of hospitals, provincial authorities and shared service organizations (SSOs) from coast to coast to coast. With more than 250 members representing over 800 hospitals across seven provinces and the Territories, HealthPRO’s national collective efforts save members hundreds of millions of dollars that can be directed where it is needed most – to frontline patient care.

 


Hill-Rom is a leading worldwide manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and related services for the health care industry, including patient support systems, safe mobility and handling solutions, non-invasive therapeutic products for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions, medical equipment rentals, surgical products and information technology solutions. Hill-Rom's comprehensive product and service offerings are used by health care providers across the health care continuum and around the world in hospitals, extended care facilities and home care settings to enhance the safety and quality of patient care. • Hill-Rom...enhancing outcomes for patients and their caregivers.
 

HIROC is Canada's leading provider of healthcare liability insurance offering a broad range of insurance products and services, including risk management programs and claims management expertise. HIROC also works with its subscribers to bring about meaningful and productive change resulting in greater safety and a reduction in claims and incidents. 
 
 

Founded in 2006, Hygie® is an innovative company that develops, manufactures and markets specialty products that effectively limit the spread of bacteria, reducing the risk of hospital infections. Already well established in Canada in over 700 health facilities, as well as in home care settings, the company now offers a full line of products for outdoor and travel hygiene. Hygie offers a wide range of innovative hygiene products to meet the specific needs of our customers and to make their lives easier. Setting Hygie apart from the competition is the patented HY21® technology, which consists of hygienic containers and liners to help manage the biological fluids that contribute to the problem of hospital infections. The Quebec company holds patents in 38 countries and is currently expanding into the United States and Mexico.

Logihedron’s  primary business is assessment and implementation of Point of Use Supply Optimization solutions and the establishment of Centralized Distribution Centers. Logihedron's expertise includes comprehensive logistics consulting services as well as turnkey solutions. Logihedron's results comprise efficiency gains and bottom line savings in the 10-25% range in the supply chain operations. Jointly with VUEMED, Logihedron will be introducing a proven and innovative inventory management system to track clinical inventories and medical devices in real time with hands-free, fully automated RFID technology from point of delivery to point of care.

As Canada’s longest standing healthcare group purchasing organization, Medbuy leverages clinical expertise and maximizes buying power to offer our Members quality products at the best price. We foster an environment where our Members collaborate, share best practices, and ultimately, make decisions on a broad range of products and services. Above all, the patient is at the centre of everything we do.
Member Driven. Quality Focused.

MediSolution is a leading information technology company, providing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, solutions and services to healthcare and service sector customers across North America. MediSolution's integrated business solutions span all areas of Finance, Decision Support, Human Capital Management, Payroll, Supply Chain and e-Commerce. Over 500 healthcare, public and service sector organizations rely on MediSolution's systems to maximize their operational efficiencies, lower their costs and improve the coordination and delivery of services. 

Our mission is to provide quality medical products with superior value to healthcare providers and end users, improving patient care and the quality of people's lives.

As the premier association in Canada for supply chain management professionals, the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) is the national voice for advancing and promoting the profession. With nearly 7500 members working across the private and public sectors, SCMA is the principal source of supply chain training, education and professional development in the country. SCMA grants the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation, the highest achievement in the field. 

Spectrum Patient Services is one of Ontario's leading providers of non-urgent patient transfer services. Our team of dedicated health care professionals and diverse fleet of vehicles provide patient, paramedic and wheelchair transfer services to hospitals, retirement homes, LTC facilities and clinics. We pride ourselves on having the right vehicles and the right services to produce a standard of success unparalleled in Ontario. For more information on Spectrum Patient Services call 1-866-527-9191 or visit www.spectrumpatientservices.com
 

Established in 1830 and proudly Canadian since 1874, The Stevens Company continues to be a pillar in Canada’s healthcare community. The company is still owned and operated by the Stevens family, making The Stevens Company the only family owned, national Canadian full-line distributor.  We proudly partner with over five hundred manufacturers to service the needs of our customers. Our six distribution centres are located in Brampton, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Halifax and Montréal and our most valuable resource, our people, work to distinguish our organization through their commitment to service.
 

St. Joseph’s Health System, GPO (SJHS-GPO) unites healthcare industry stakeholders in the procurement of cost-effective capital equipment and food and nutrition solutions to put the needs of patients first. 

Through our core programs, CAPsource and MEALsource, we combine decades of experience with proven processes that achieve best value on a wide range of product categories. You receive all the benefits of group purchasing, but remain in control of what you buy based on your facility’s individual needs.

Umano Medical designs, manufactures and distributes world-class medical equipment. With valuable knowledge gained from serving the medical community worldwide throughout the years, Umano Medical is uniquely positioned to offer hospital beds, mattresses and overbed tables that meets the highest standards. We are focusing on providing outstanding and complete solutions to our customers: best products backed by superior customer & after-sale services.  Come and visit our booth and see what all the excitement is about!

Navigating the future of healthcare takes more than foresight. It takes a supply chain built with collaboration and integration woven deeply into its foundations. As the leading 3PL in Canadian Healthcare logistics UPS can help, with solutions built for an era of high expectations: protecting your product, keeping ahead of compliance demands, and wired to take advantage of emerging opportunities. That’s staying future ready, while delivering today on patient care and profitability. 

Aiken Medical Supplies Inc. is a Canadian owned company, that manufactures Female Urine Collection Devices. We have manufactured our products in Canada since 1997.
 
Our devices: the Uri-Aid and EasyPour, eliminate spillage and contamination of the urine sample, patient and surroundings. Both devices are ideal when aiding children, the elderly, the infirm or for pregnant women.
 
Aiken Medical Supplies Inc. is committed in bringing quality products and value to the healthcare provider and end users. We work with our customers to produce kits that meet their specifications. 
Please visit us at booth #11 to discuss your needs and receive a device sample.

Voyageur Medical Transportation is Ontario longest serving Non Emergency Patient Transfer service. We serve Hospitals, Long Term Care and Communities across Ontario with Ambulatory, Wheelchair and Stretcher transport.
 
We have discovered hidden intelligence that can result in Cost Savings and Improved NEPT performance. Our recent Usage study of over 900 Frontline Workers in Healthcare, has re-enforced our goal – Trim $20,000,000 in NEPT Costs by 2020. Visit our Booth # 27 to Learn More.

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer Biomet is a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare. We design, manufacture and market orthopaedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities, and trauma products; spine, bone healing, craniomaxillofacial, and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products.
 
We collaborate with healthcare professionals around the globe to advance the pace of innovation. Our products and solutions help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. Together with healthcare professionals, we help millions of people live better lives.

We have operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sell products in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.zimmerbiomet.com or follow Zimmer Biomet on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zimmerbiomet

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Why Sponsor or Exhibit?

Sponsorship at a Glance

Attended by approximately 350 leaders and senior professionals from across Canada, the conference is an excellent opportunity for sponsors and exhibitors to connect directly with those that  are important to business. The HSCN Annual Conference is the only one of its kind in Canada designed especially for the healthcare supply chain market.

 

● Build profile, raise brand awareness and increase your competitive advantage

● Network with industry leaders and influencers

● Generate new business

● Strengthen relationships with existing customers, clients and prospects

● Demonstrate your company as a leader in the field of healthcare supply chain

● Learn from Canada’s leaders within the field of healthcare supply chain

● Demonstrate your support for HSCN

 

Interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor? Simply download the 2016 Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus for full details and information on how to reserve your participation as a sponsor or exhibitor.

 

The conference provides suppliers with a variety of sponsor and exhibitor opportunities designed especially with supplier needs in mind.

For more information please contact Caroline Aston in our conference management office: caroline@astonevents.com or 416-342-7450.