Project Manager, Office for a Healthy Environment, Cleveland Clinic
Growing up in Boston, Andy has had a passion for environmental issues ever since he was a child. He earned his Environmental Studies degree from Allegheny College where he researched Autothermal Thermophilic Aerobic Digesters (ATAD) and developed a viable Household Hazardous Waste Program for the City of Meadville, PA. After taking several years to realize that the large bank he worked for didn’t care about environmental advocacy as much as he did, he began working for the Cleveland Clinic in Supply Chain Management. While there, he performed financial audits, negotiated clinical contracts for the Heart and Vascular Institute, managed the ERP’s Vendor Master and multiple data sets including the GLN Registry and UNSPSC Standards. A year ago he was promoted to the Clinic’s sustainability group, the Office for a Healthy Environment, where he is now responsible for greening the Clinic’s #1 nationally ranked Supply Chain.
When he’s not in the office, Andy can be found spending time outdoors with his family, kayaking, mountain biking and volunteering his time with MedWish.
What strategies should health care organizations have in place to advance procurement of goods and services that reduce or eliminate impact to health and the environment while continuing to meet cost and quality priorities? In this session, learn what two health care organizations have found effective. One key component for sustainable procurement programs is setting […]