and primary consultant is Mr. John E. Siedlinski. John, currently
in his 30th year in Health Care, started his career as a Registered
and Licensed Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist at some of the
largest Medical Centers in Chicago and its suburbs.
John worked a variety of "graveyard
shifts" to put himself through undergraduate (BHS in Health
Administration from Governor's State University in University
Park, Ilinois) and Graduate Schools (Master's in Hospital Administration
from The University of Health Sciences / Chicago Medical School
in North Chicago, Illinois).
Upon graduation, John worked at the
Illinois Health & Hospital Association in their Management
Engineering & Consulting Services division. He conducted time-and-motion
and productivity studies in nearly every Hospital Department.
He also implemented the GRASP system for Patient Classification
at major Medical Centers & Long-Term Care facilities across
the nation and was the sales & service representative for
the Monitrend for Hospitals Program for Illinois, sponsored
by the American Hospital Association.
While at I.H.H.A., John was issued a
direct challenge from a colleague. The colleague was Vice-President
in a Chicago suburban Hospital, who was faced with fragmented
Purchasing, Pharmacy and Central Supply Departments. Each Department
had its own Directors and no way of consolidating inventory, vendors,
warehouses and staff. The challenge was to create a new Department,
to be called Materiel Management, to perform unheard-of cost and
inventory reductions in an effort to gain control of supply expenses.
The "iel" at the end of "Materiel" suggested
that the functions of this Department extend beyond the traditional
"Materials" Management into the areas of Courier transport,
Patient Transport and supply management on the Nursing Floors.
The key was to fully implement a Materiel Masterplan drafted by
the noted Materials Management "guru", Mr. Charles Housley,
within a five-year time frame.
John met the challenge and, in record
time (three years), far exceeded even what the Materiel Masterplan
suggested as improvements to the sagging Materiel Management Department.
His improvements led to the closing of two storerooms, the use
of direct deliveries of film & contrast media to the Radiology
Department (via one of the first, fully implemented & successful
J.I.T. Programs in the Midwest), selection & the full instaff
of an MMIS, implementation of a Product Standardization Committee,
reorganization of the Central Supply & Sterile Processing
areas and improved product logistics & flow.
After a five-year, highly successful,
history at Copley Memorial Hospital, John migrated to Price Waterhouse
Coopers, L.L.P.. This move was made not only because of the reputation
of Coopers, but also its successes in Healthcare Materials Management
consulting. John worked as a protege of Ned Gerber, a manager
at Coopers who had a national reputation for his Materials Management
expertise. While at Coopers, John conducted Diagnostic Reviews
of Materials Management & Radiology Departments in a variety
of healthcare settings across the country. He also assisted in
the drafting, analysis & presentation of the third (1990 -
1991) & fourth (1994 - 1995) National Surveys for Healthcare
Materials Management. The results of these Surveys, termed the
National Performance Indicators, have been published in a compendium
by the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management
(AHRMM); this publication still remains one of their largest sellers.
John also authored a plethora of articles based on the results
of the National Performance Indicators, in addition to a variety
of speeches & seminars at national and local healthcare Materials
Five years later, John wanted to start
his own consulting company; this resulted in Materials Management
Consultants, Inc.. Since starting his own business, John has helped
many premier hospitals & medical centers identify and achieve
opportunities for expense reduction and inventory management as
both an interim Director of Materials Management and Project Leader
managing the cost-reduction efforts. He has also worked with vendors
and hospital supply distributors to achieve the supply reduction
initiatives called upon by the Hospitals he works with. They have
been fully supportive of these initiatives, in addition to the
enthusiasm and "working together" spirit that John displays.
John has been called upon to speak at
National Healthcare Materials Management Seminars and invited
to author many healthcare articles. For further details on John's
education, training & experiences, please see John's curriculum
To view a copy of John Siedlinski's
current resume, click below:
To view a copy of John's list
of speeches and seminars, click below:
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