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Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership calls for 2023 Bellwether, Future Famer nominations

SCHAUMBURG, IL (January 6, 2023) — Bellwether League Foundation's Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership invites nominations for its Future Famers and Bellwether Classes of 2023.

Future Famers recognize industry all-stars early in their careers, shining a spotlight on some of the innovative and progressive projects they implement that make a difference within their respective organizations and for the industry.

Bellwether recognition honors the entire careers of innovative and pioneering leaders in the healthcare supply chain whose efforts and achievements have left an indelible mark of high performance and quality service on their organizations and the industry as a whole.

Visit Bellwether League online at to download the official nomination forms for Future Famer and Bellwether recognition, see the criteria the Board of Directors uses and watch a video highlighting the process.

Deadline for Future Famer and Bellwether Honoree nominations: Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Mark your calendars: The Future Famers and Bellwether Classes of 2023 will be recognized and honored at the 16th Annual Bellwether League Foundation Induction & Recognition Event (BLFIRE16), scheduled for Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, at Marquette University, Milwaukee, for the second consecutive year.

For photos and videos of BLFIRE15 last October, click on the following links: and .

About Bellwether League Foundation

Bellwether League Foundation comprises two operating divisions that educate, endow and evaluate professionals in healthcare supply chain performance excellence: The Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership and Bellwether Philanthropy.

The Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership evaluates and validates professionals submitted for consideration in its three award programs: Bellwether Honorees, Future Famers and Ammer Honorees. The Hall of Fame also offers educational and professional development content via the Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership Forum and its "Leaders & Luminaries" multimedia of online and printed content.

The Board selects deceased, retired and currently active professionals with a minimum of 25 years of exemplary service and leadership performance in supply chain operations that meet its criteria to be recognized publicly as Bellwether Class Honorees.

Future Famers represent supply chain professionals early in their healthcare careers who do not yet qualify for Bellwether consideration but have contributed meaningfully to the profession and industry.

Honorees who receive the "Dean S. Ammer Award for Healthcare Supply Chain Performance Excellence" represent noteworthy executives and professionals in the middle of their careers who, through their innovative leadership and influential project management experience, best exemplify the practice and spirit of healthcare supply chain performance excellence.

To date, The Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership has honored 137 innovators, leaders and pioneers in healthcare supply chain management in five distinct categories: Education & Media, Supply Chain Management (Provider), Group Purchasing, Supplier and Consulting Services. Bellwether League Foundation also has recognized 37 Future Famers, and two Ammer Honorees.

Bellwether Philanthropy offers grants, scholarships and capstone educational and developmental projects to college-bound high school students who plan to study supply chain curricula, current collegiate students who major in supply chain-related careers and professionals who pursue continuing education through associations and universities.

Launched in late July 2007 by a group of influential veterans in the healthcare supply chain industry, Bellwether League Foundation began as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation that upgraded to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in January 2021.

Bellwether League Foundation currently is funded by six Founding and Platinum Sustaining Sponsors — GHX, HealthTrust, Owens & Minor, Premier, Vizient and Wingfoot Media — and a host of additional sustaining sponsors at multiple levels. For more information, visit Bellwether League Foundation's website at