Finding additional freight savings to lower the overall cost of care

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Chances are your health system is changing...whether it is mergers and acquisitions, or a rise in outpatient procedures. With more locations, your supply chain needs get more complicated–and you need a freight management provider that can optimize all shipping in, out and around your health system.

Join OptiFreight® Logistics and Banner Health to discuss how strategic freight management practices, at every point of care, can make a big impact to the bottom line.

Webinar benefits:

  • Discover lessons learned around unexpected shipping needs during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Learn how one of the nation’s largest IDNs manages inbound and outbound shipping at 28 hospitals and hundreds of other sites of care
  • Get best practices for how to increase utilization of your freight management program across your system
  • Find out how OptiFreight® Logistics creates better visibility across the continuum of care, and captures more savings



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Ashley Dewhurst

Strategic Account Manager, OptiFreight® Logistics, Cardinal Health

Ashley Dewhurst has 12+ years working in the healthcare industry. She has held various roles in sales and field service specializing in medical distribution, supply chain, and freight management. In her current role with OptiFreight® Logistics, she supports several large, acute strategic accounts that span across the country. Her primary focus is to partner closely with health care systems to help optimize and reduce their overall transportation spend.

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Mike Halmrast

Senior Director Contracting, Banner Health

Mike Halmrast is focused on supply chain management and cost savings opportunities within the system. He has 24 years of experience in healthcare supply chain sourcing, procurement, purchasing and contracting. Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 hospitals and a growing network of health centers and clinics, across 6 states.

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Brad Wilson

National Vice President, Sales and Service, OptiFreight® Logistics, Cardinal Health

Brad has 30+ years of experience in healthcare distribution, manufacturing, and supply chain sales leadership. Much of this experience has been in the medical, ambulatory, laboratory, and pharmacy care arenas working with clinical, operational, logistical, and sales teams that support a wide spectrum of innovative supply chain activities. Specifically, Brad spent ten years leading cross-functional teams both regionally and nationally in the perioperative and procedural supply chain areas. Strategic planning, team development, and solution innovation are his core focus. For the past 7 years, Brad has led the commercial team for OptiFreight® Logistics including corporate and strategic accounts, strategic services, sales, and account management in both the medical acute and several non-acute markets.