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Kristen Sinke
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Kristen Sinke

Director, Integration & Operational Excellence
Kristen Sinke is Director of Integration and Operational Excellence at Corewell Health, a not-for-profit, integrated health system in Michigan.

Kristen joined Corewell Health in 2006 as a registered nurse in a post-operative cardiothoracic unit. There, Kristen grew from bedside nurse to the unit’s Nurse Manager, leading a team of 160 healthcare professionals in the organization’s only cardiothoracic and heart/lung transplant unit. In 2017, Kristen transitioned to Supply Chain. As Director of Value Analysis, she successfully built a centralized, system-wide Value Analysis program. In 2022, Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health integrated to create Corewell Health, and Kristen transitioned into her current role, leading integration work within Supply Chain.

In 2015, Kristen earned her Master’s degree in the Science of Nursing, specializing in Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership. Additionally, Kristen sits on the Board of Directors for West Michigan’s Mental Health Foundation, a not-for-profit organization focused on suicide prevention.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Case Study: Best Practices to Successfully Implement a Supply Chain Merger for a Healthcare Provider System

Many healthcare provider systems have gone through a mega-merger in the last few years. Supply chain leaders at these health systems are tasked with execution of the merger activity and consolidation of supply chain functions to optimize real value from the merger. This session will cover best practices implemented by Corewell Health with a focus on people, process and technology.

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