Cleveland-based PartsSource announces that supply chain industry veteran Jody Hatcher has joined the company’s board of directors. Hatcher’s more than 30 years of healthcare executive experience will support PartsSource’s engagement with progressive supply chain organizations across the U.S., company officials say.

Hatcher is the former president of supply chain services for Vizient, and the former president and CEO of Novation, which was merged in 2015 with VHA and UHC to form Vizient, a member-driven, healthcare performance improvement company. Widely respected across the industry for his accomplishments, Hatcher served for 14 years as a board member of the Healthcare Industry Supply Chain Association, including four years as chairman.

“Jody is a seasoned commercial leader who has committed his professional life to helping healthcare organizations transform their supply chains and has a strong understanding of the technologies, processes and trusted advisorship required to deliver reliable and reproducible outcomes,” says Philip Settimi MSE, MD, president and CEO of PartsSource. “We’re delighted to have Jody join our board and support our effort to engage supply-chain thought leaders across the country.”

Since 2016, Hatcher has served as a board member of Provista, Vizient’s subsidiary serving non-acute members. Previously he served for six years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) and its audit and compliance committee. Moreover, he served as board member and chairman of the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative, the healthcare industry’s initiative to promote best practices and ethics.

 “During my 30 years at VHA, Novation and Vizient, I witnessed numerous approaches to drive supply chain standardization, productivity, and cost reduction, and I came to understand the importance of bringing people, process and technology together to create lasting change in healthcare,” says Hatcher. He adds: “As I came to know PartsSource, I realized that their software platform and evidence-based approach to procurement, with significant outcomes at numerous Vizient clients, is the future of supply chain optimization for top-performing healthcare systems across the U.S..”