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Healthcare Procurement - Anatomy of a Successful Healthcare Bid

11.16.18 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join representatives from area hospitals in a discussion about successful bidding in the healthcare industry. Sessions include a review on the state of healthcare, vendor and sourcing success stories and the healthcare procurement process. Networking opportunities and tactical tips to get the bid will also be provided.

Event Speakers

Michael Dalton
Michael Dalton, Director
Director, State Government Relations
The MetroHealth System 

Michael Dalton is the director for state government relations at The MetroHealth System where he is primarily responsible for advancing and protecting the priorities of the organization in Columbus. He specializes in understanding how healthcare policy and political dynamics intersect with healthcare financing, using this knowledge to advance the strategic priorities of the health system. 



Darrell Johnson

Darrell X. Johnson 
Supplier Diversity Specialist
The MetroHealth System

In his role at MetroHealth, Darrell is developing a best in class supplier diversity program to support local and regional objectives for diversity and inclusion.  He is responsible for developing a supplier diversity strategy to drive growth in diverse spending, and implementing supplier diversity policies, training and education to integrate into key business processes and education to internal customers at all levels of the organization.



Berlon Hamilton
Director of Supplier Diversity
Cleveland Clinic

In this role, Berlon is responsible for promoting, driving and executing supplier diversity inclusion across Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Mr. Hamilton has over 20 years of experience in Procurement, Business Development, stakeholder management and Supplier Diversity.




Chad FChad Fleischer
Senior Director of Supply Chain Services 
University Hospitals Health System, Inc.

Chad has over 20 years of experience in healthcare Supply Chain and continually looks for ways to enhance patient care within products and services.  In his current role, Chad oversees system contract administration, value analysis, procurement and support services.  He spends a great deal of time focusing his efforts on the creation and growth of strategic supply chain relationships and key sourcing activities.


8:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration, Networking & Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. - Welcome & Introductions
8:45 - 10:45 a.m. - Program

  • The November 2018 Election Results and The Implications for Northeast Ohio Healthcare Sector - Michael Dalton
  • Healthcare Procurement Process Overview - Darrell Johnson, Berlon Hamilton and Chad Fleischer
  • Breakout sessions

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. - Closing Remarks


Greater Cleveland Partnership
1240 Huron Road East
Cleveland, OH 44115
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