Champions of Care: The State of The Medical Supply Industry



Healthcare systems find themselves needing to maximize operational efficiencies to remain viable in a period when the COVID-19 pandemic makes everything a heightened challenge.

Even before the pandemic struck, estimates projected that 50% of the healthcare industry in the U.S. will be part of the top 50 IDNs due to the need to realize economies of scale and survive.

Cindy Juhas, Chief Strategy Officer for CME Corp, spoke about these challenges and how the medical supplies industry is coping with the situation.

Like most medical suppliers, the onslaught of COVID-19 and the spike in specific equipment and supply needs proved challenging to manage, even for Juhas’s company.

“The demand was so great that we couldn’t meet the demand. No one could,” Juhas said. “Everybody was back-ordered. We were sourcing all over the place.”

Even an item most take for granted, thermometers, was sourced from over 15 different suppliers.

The pandemic showed that the nation’s healthcare systems need better preparedness while streamlining processes to keep costs down. Now, more than ever, healthcare systems need medical suppliers’ help to handle the logistics end and are ready to help with supplies at a moment’s notice. Juhas said customers recognize the need to work on their emergency preparedness plans, and CME wants to help them in that area.

For the latest news, videos, and podcasts in the Healthcare Industry, be sure to subscribe to our industry publication.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook –
LinkedIn –

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!



innovations in healthcare
Innovations in Healthcare: A Discussion with Dr. Craig Joseph at HIMSS 2024
May 24, 2024

Innovations in healthcare were easy to spot at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. Healthcare Rethink’s Brian Urban caught up with one of those innovators for a live discussion at HIMSS 2024. podcast, Their conversation opens a window and dialogue into the cutting-edge trends reshaping healthcare technology today. This episode features Dr. Craig Joseph, the…

Read More
Preventing burnout
Achieving Professional Growth and Preventing Burnout: The Importance of Time Management and Support Networks in a Fast-Paced World
May 23, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing professional growth with personal well-being is more crucial than ever. With the rise of remote work, digital transformation, and the constant hustle culture, finding this balance has become a significant challenge for many. A survey conducted by Deloitte suggests that a whopping 77% of professionals experience burnout at work….

Read More
Fan-Centric Business Transformation
Prop Room
May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

Read More
Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

Read More