From the Bellwether League Inc. Class of 2008 Inductees
I am very grateful to the BLI for this prestigious honor. In all of my years of service to the healthcare field, I have received many accolades and awards but none so meaningful as this one. I am truly honored and blessed by this recognition of my service by my colleagues and friends. It is a remembrance that I cherish. I really appreciate the award and recognition.
~ Charles E. Housley
It was a great honor for me to receive the Bellwether Award, and I thank you and the team once again.
~ Thomas W. Kelly
Thanks for a great evening. Everything was first class all the way. I am very honored to be in such good company.
~ Alex J. Vallas
Thank you for organizing such a fun event. It was fun to catch up on things with friends from the past. My thanks to the Bellwether Board for including me as one of the honorees.
~ Tom Pirelli
Over the years, I was blessed by the ability to be associated with many of my fellow inductees as well as most of the members of BLI’s Board of Directors. Reflecting on the single factor that seems to have been a common thread for all of us, I realized it would be the desire to establish processes that enable the healthcare industry to adapt to change.
In my opinion, the Bellwether League is an excellent means of highlighting the accomplishments of supply chain professionals as potential leaders for tomorrow’s struggle to rein in expenses though leadership in change dynamics.
I am truly honored to have been selected as one of the inductees into BLI’s “hall of fame” and am equally honored by having had the ability to work so closely with individuals who openly shared their knowledge and insights with the industry at large.
~ William J. McFaul
From the Bellwether League Inc. Class of 2009 Honorees
I’m honored to become a functioning member.
~ Brien Laing, Ph.D.
I am honored to be included as an honoree and inductee in this organization. The League provides leadership to new and established executives and emphasizes the importance of being a mentor – a role I was honored to provide to many of my colleagues during my career.
~ Sara I. Mobley
If Bellwether League Inc. can raise the required level of professionalism in the selection of material management personnel and promote multi-disciplinary skills, it will make a major contribution to the healthcare industry. It is good to be remembered and be part of a movement to raise enthusiasm, and promote talent and [industry] contributions. I am proud to be a part of it.
~ Paul B. Powell
This is just an outstanding adventure. I feel extremely honored to be a part of this total program.
~ Samuel G. Raudenbush
From BLI sponsors and supporters
I personally wish the Bellwether League the best and think their purpose has great merit.
~ Ron Miller
Administrative Resources Inc. dba Amerinet Central
2008 BLI sponsor and Honoree Induction Dinner attendee
GHX is pleased to support this worthwhile effort. Your efforts to honor those who have really made a difference continue to continue to reinforce the value of the healthcare supply chain, especially in these times of necessary reform and cost containment.
~ Karen Conway
Director, Industry Programs
In a world that measures time in nanoseconds, it is more important than ever to have organizations that keep alive the memory and spirit of those who have made significant contributions to the health care supply chain profession. The Bellwether League plays an important role by ensuring early pioneers and thought leaders will not be forgotten and encouraging all of us to learn from the best and pass it on.
~ Nancy LeMaster
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations
St. Louis, MO
I perceive the Bellwether designation as a lifetime achievement award for those with history in healthcare supply chain management, and the historical timeline their stories weave is very interesting. If we're asking folks to step up to the plate as leaders to affect change in healthcare, via successes or failed initiatives to learn from, what better inspiration than to learn about those from our past whose efforts proved to have lasting or an accelerated impact on where we are today?
I love learning more about those who've had a historical impact on the infrastructure we function within today. Last year when the initial nine individuals were inducted, I created a small poster that includes each of their names, photos and answers to the Bellwether League question, 'What is the one industry challenge you would like to see solved in your lifetime?' It's still prominently displayed on my office wall. What a great question to ask these folks.
~ Ray Moore, CMRP, MBA
System Contract Manager
2010 AHRMM President
As our industry and our country consider fundamental reform of our healthcare system, sometimes thoughtfully, at other times contentiously and emotionally, the role of leadership becomes paramount. Perhaps it is not mere coincidence that an organization such as the Bellwether League would arise at such a time in our history.
Regardless of what form or shape the reform effort may impose on our healthcare system, the mission of its essential supply chain will endure — the right product, in the right place, at the right time, all at the lowest total cost to the system. The Bellwether League’s effort to recognize and honor those who have made the most significant contributions to this multi-functional goal serves a most important purpose. Those we honor tonight, and have honored in the past and will honor in the future, serve to guide our efforts to improve. Their example helps us to define excellence and innovation and sets benchmarks for us to exceed.
Congratulations to our honorees and to the Bellwether League, its members and leadership for filling this critical and inspiring need at such an important time for our industry and profession.
~ Ted Almon
President and CEO