Celebrating material management week


Every day, behind the scenes at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH), a group of dedicated staff work to ensure that doctors and nurses have everything they need at their fingertips – whenever they need it. 
The Material Management team takes care of ordering, stocking and delivering all hospital supplies. They also manage all shipping and receiving requirements.
January 23 to 27 was Material Management Week and WDMH saluted this important team.
“We have a great team,” noted Manager Wilma Fawcett. “Their expertise in anticipating everyone’s needs ensures the hospital keeps running smoothly, especially during busy and peak periods.”
CEO Cholly Boland agreed. “Our communities often see doctors, nurses and other health care professionals at work, but it’s important to also recognize those who work tirelessly behind the scenes. They are a very important part of the health care team.”
Three years ago, a new purchasing software was introduced, allowing staff to order supplies right from their desktops. Requests are transmitted directly to managers for approval and then to Material Management, resulting in more efficient service.
If you would like to provide comments or suggestions about hospital services, please contact Cholly Boland, President and CEO of WDMH by phone at 613-774-1049 or by email at cboland@wdmh.on.ca. 

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