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Business Observer Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 1 month ago

Health care group lures Arizona executive for leadership post

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Health care industry veteran Jeremy Owens will lead supply chain logistics for LeeSar and Cooperative Services of Florida.

FORT MYERS — LeeSar and Cooperative Services of Florida named Jeremy Owens vice president of supply chain logistics. 

Owens will initially focus on warehousing, transportation, IT and other supply chain logistics, according to a statement. 

LeeSar is a regional service center providing pharmacy and medical supply distribution, nuclear and pharmacy compounding, custom sterile packs operations and other services for its members. CSF is a regional group purchasing organization focused on aggregating members’ needs to lower costs for medical and pharmaceutical supplies, technologies and services.

 “At LeeSar we are deploying strategic imperatives focused on improving member services and reducing costs. To do this effectively, we must have the right talent. Jeremy Owens is an experienced leader that can do the job,” says Bob Boswell, president and CEO of LeeSar/CSF, in a statement. 

Owens has more than 20 years of health care supply chain operations and leadership experience with expertise in operations, contracting, finance, project management and strategic planning, the release adds. He has track record of data and analytics focused development of solutions to reduce costs while improving quality and clinical outcomes. 

Since 2006, Owens has been with Steward Health Care, where he served as the Arizona market director of supply chain, serving assistant vice president of supply chain for the system since 2014. He previously worked with Cardinal Health for eight years as a consultant, providing operational assessments, transition management, and project management for hospital supply chain and pharmacy departments.

 In 1998, Lee Health and Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System developed LeeSar/CSF as a means to reduce costs for medical goods and services while providing safe, quality patient care. They have since been joined by Central Florida Health and Jupiter Medical Center. The organization is undergoing a $20 million expansion.

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