MacVaugh to Join Strategic Initiatives In Healthcare

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Tom MacVaugh is widely regarded throughout the healthcare industry as one of the leading experts in all aspects of non-labor expense management.

Strategic Initiatives in Healthcare, LLC (SIH) announced today that Thomas MacVaugh will officially join the firm as a Vice President effective November 15, 2004.

Tom MacVaugh is widely regarded throughout the healthcare industry as one of the leading experts in all aspects of non-labor expense management. During the past twenty five years, he has held direct management and executive leadership positions in nationally recognized healthcare provider organizations, associations and alliances, group purchasing and shared service entities, as well as consulting and management firms.

As a Managing Principal, Supply Chain Performance Improvement - Contract Management Services for Premier Purchasing Partners, LP; Tom directed both the sales and operations aspects of the organizations supply chain and materials management outsourcing activities. Premier is the second largest group purchasing and shared services organization in the US. Prior to joining Premier, he held similar positions with Sodexho/Marriott and as a Vice President with McFaul and Lyons, Inc. (MLI). Tom is also recognized as one of the industry’s leading consultants for group purchasing operations. During his employment at MLI, he assisted Bill McFaul, Chairman of the SIH, with the development of numerous strategic plans and assessments for the industry’s leading group purchasing organizations.

According to Joe Colonna, President and CEO of SIH, “We are pleased Tom has chosen to join us. While our firm will not be providing outsourcing of supply chain or materials management directors, his expertise in the leadership aspects of the profession as well as all elements of non-labor expense management will fit perfectly with our innovative concepts.”

Tom is a recipient of the Stan Costello Award from the Group Purchasing Group; that organization’s most prestigious award for accomplishments by professionals in the group purchasing industry. In addition, he was a Founding Board Member of the Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA). Tom has his BS in Business and Economics from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and his MS in Health Services Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. He is a member of HFMA, ACHE, AHRMM, and ASHGP. Tom is also a frequent speaker at both regional and national events, and contributing author to professional healthcare journals on a variety of healthcare management and cost control topics.

Strategic Initiatives in Healthcare, LLC is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries.

Contact: Matthew Gyulay 1-877-717-7444 mgyulay@sihealthcare.com http://www.SIHealthcare.com

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