JOHN E. SIEDLINSKI, MHA, RT(r) 1129 Hyde Park Lane Naperville, Illinois 60565 Cell: (630) 207 - 3620 E-mail:

A Healthcare Executive in his 34th year as both a provider and consultant in Hospital operations improvement. Significant experience in providing multi-million dollar cost reductions for hospitals. Managed multiple projects in Healthcare Materials Management and Diagnostic Imaging / Cath Lab operations. Unique ability to assist hospitals to improve their operations, reduce inventory and expenses while effectively implementing critically needed Supply Chain changes.


1994 to date President & CEO - Materials Management Consultants, Inc.

Materials Management Consultants (MMC), a National consulting company based in Naperville, Illinois, performs operational reviews, interim management and reengineering analyses for all links in the Healthcare Supply Chain: IDN's/Hospitals, Suppliers and other providers. For the last 13 years, John has been President of MMC - a Firm which addresses a client's interim leadership or operational change needs. Bottom line - we help our clients save money and improve their Supply Chain operations using proven Value Analysis and other cost - saving methodologies. Recent contracting opportunities include the following:

University of Kentucky Hospital - Lexington, Kentucky
As Interim Assistant Hospital Director, provided executive leadership and project management over a Supply Chain and process improvement engagement for 24 months at this 573-bed urban, two-site IDN. Redesigned the Supply Chain, increased compliance with Novation contracts, implemented a Value Analysis process targeted to save $3.5m by utilizing five (5) diverse Teams, a Technology Assessment Committee and Steering Committee for oversight; implemented LUM distribution to OptiFlex units with night shift replenishments, provided strategic input and design development for the Supply Chain in the replacement facility (opening 2010), successfully implemented SAP's Supply Chain Module.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center - Chicago, Illinois
Provided interim Materials Management direction for 10 months for 71 FTE's at this 495-bed urban facility. Redesigned the Supply Chain, increased use of Novation contracts, implemented a Value Analysis process utilizing 4 Teams & a Steering Committee, conducted staff Skill Set Assessments & Educational Needs analyses, implemented a structure for ongoing continuing education, assisted with HBOC upgrade to Pathways 8.0, identified over $6.7 million in cost savings (implemented $1.6 million) & outsourced a Laundry/Linen Program.

Regional West Medical Center - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Contracted Interim Materials Management direction for 17 FTE's at this Western Nebraska facility for 9 months. Also increased participation in VHA/Novation GPO provided project management for the upgrade of HBOC's Pathways v.7.56. Identified cost-reduction, supply chain improvement initiatives totaling $805K and implemented over $634K. Developed Implementation Plans to reduce on-hand inventory for PYXIS Units, Interventional Radiology, Surgery & the Cath Lab amounting to an additional $1.5 million.

Mercy Hospital - Portland, Maine
Increased utilization of Premier agreements at this Catholic Healthcare East (CHE) facility. Restructured their Value Analysis Teams for increased effectiveness and accountability, implemented needed cultural changes, established a Contracts Repository and identified over $250K in additional cost reductions.

Los Angeles County Health System - Los Angeles, California
Integral team member who conducted interviews and data collection efforts at 7 LA County health facilities for the purposes of drafting a Supply Chain Diagnostic Review of Materials Management Operations. Cost saving opportunities identified were $71.0 million for this, the largest County system in the Country.

Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) - Orange, California
Reviewed Materials Management Supply Chain functions and recommended efficiencies & "best practices" to improve operational effectiveness. Operationally guided the implementation of a replacement MMIS to the Lawson Insight Procurement module for all functions performed by Materials Management.

Swedish Health Services - Seattle, Washington
Reviewed Materials Management operations and Project Managed the implementation of eight (8) Value Analysis Teams, each with specific financial and product targets. Overall reductions amounted to $3.5 million over a three-year period. Supervised the creation of a Corporate Materials Management structure for the three Swedish facilities - one emerging from a merger with the Providence Seattle Medical Center.

Louis A. Weiss Medical Center - Chicago, Illinois
Provided contracted, Interim Materials Management direction for 14 FTE's at this former University of Chicago Hospital-affiliated organization. Provided project management for the implementation of HBOC's Enterprise MMIS - NOVA, ORBIT, TITAN & ORION. Implemented cost-reduction initiatives totaling over $460,000; identified an additional $800K in O.R. & Cath Lab supply savings and inventory reductions.

Philipsburg Area Hospital - Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
Conducted a review of Materials Management operations. Assisted P.A.H. in restructuring their Value Analysis Committee for success. Modified the storage capacity of the Storeroom and Nursing Units. Transitioned Burrow's (Prime Vendor) to assist P.A.H. implement lower units of measure for all supplies.

Titusville Area Hospital - Titusville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed Materials Management operations. Expedited T.A.H. in eliminating patient charge stickers in favor of per diem and bundled procedural charges. Restructured the O.R. for material success & eliminated over $125,000 from the O.R. inventory.

Huntington Memorial Hospital - Pasadena, California
Conducted a strategic review of all storage locations, in addition to high-supply dollar Departments. Identified over $2.2 million in cost savings through a reengineering of Supply Chain processes.

Baptist Health System - Knoxville, Tennessee
Conducted a review of Supply Chain operations for Diagnostic Imaging, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Angiography and Cath Lab in 3 facilities - Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee, Baptist Hospital West and Baptist Hospital of Cocke County. Identified over $1.7M in line item pricing opportunities, product standardization, contract tier maximization and other related operational savings.

SUMMA Health System - Akron, Ohio
Conducted a review of Supply Chain operations as they pertain to all Radiology areas (Diagnostic, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Angiography) in the 3 SUMMA facilities - Akron City Hospital, St. Thomas Hospital and Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital. Identified over $750k in line item pricing opportunities, standardization and consolidation opportunities and operational savings.

St. John's Regional Medical Center - Oxnard & St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital - Camarillo, California
Provided outsourced, interim management for 19 FTE's in Materials Management for two affiliated Catholic Healthcare West - Central Coast Hospitals. Identified nearly $1.0 million in targeted savings, restructured the SUPR Committee and further implemented low unit of measure (LUM) distribution.

Nason Hospital - Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania
Implemented a Value Analysis process which turned around this 40-bed hospital from projecting a $1.4 million deficit to, within 16 months, identifying and saving over $996K resulting from increased product standardization, improved operations, greater GPO compliance, improved accountability and an enhanced process for implementation of identified cost savings.

Saint Joseph Candler Health System - Savannah, Georgia
Provided interim Materials Management direction to 22 FTE's comprising Purchasing, Storeroom, Dispensing and Mail Room/Print Shop over a period of eight months. Implemented a PAR level improvements which eliminated over $15,000 in excess floor stock. Further progressed the chargeable PAR level program by identifying supplies and dollars consumed, per patient and per day, for each Unit on the program. Presented the results of these analyses, via multimedia display, to select Nurse Managers, Fiscal Services and Nursing Administration. Continued the progress of the Value Analysis Committee (Co-Chair), Prime Vendor Program & the primary GPO Committed Purchases Program. Implemented a system of regularly scheduled Nursing rounds and a Lost Charge Feedback Program for Nurse Managers that increased the amount of unit-specific supply expense & utilization cost information available for management decisions.

1989 - 1994 PricewaterhouseCoopers, L.L.P.

Managing Associate
Health Care Consulting Group


Director of Materiel Management

1981 - 1985 ILLINOIS HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION - Naperville, Illinois

Senior Management Consultant

1973 - 1981 LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL - Evergreen Park, Illinois and
HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL - Chicago, Illinois

Staff Registered Radiologic Technologist

Responsible for Emergency Room and outpatient x-ray coverage at these two Chicago area, tertiary-care medical facilities.


MHA - University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, Health & Hospital Admin., 1980
BHS - Governor's State University, Health Services Administration, 1978
AAS - Moraine Valley Community College, Applied Sciences, Radiologic Technology, 1975


Member - Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM) 
Member - AHRMM's Mentoring Committee for 2001
Registered Radiologic Technologist National Registry # 122456 (retired)


Professional and personal references are available upon request

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