Sammy has more than 16 years of experience identifying and implementing cost-saving initiatives for a wide range of clients in the healthcare industry. He has specific expertise leading nonlabor clinical supply teams in a variety of areas, including cardiac catheterization laboratories and surgical services.
Sammy has nearly two decades of experience serving healthcare clients, specializing in cost reductions for supply chain and physician preference items. He has specific expertise leading supply chain vendor and pricing analyses, analyzing feasibility of buy versus recent scenarios for medical equipment and supporting nonlabor clinical practices and implementations for health systems.
Throughout his career, Sammy has:
- Led a supply chain project at a leading academic health center, which resulted in over $15 million in nonlabor savings.
- Led a cath lab supply team at a small community hospital to exceed revenue targets by 12%.
- Led surgical services initiatives at a leading academic health center, resulting in $2.8 million in savings.
- Served as the lead clinical consultant for cardiac, interventional radiology, surgical services and medical surgical products for a Midwest community hospital system, achieving $3 million in savings and contributing to the overall nonlabor team target of $9 million.
- Developed and implemented a spine implant cap program at a two-hospital community health system in the Midwest, which resulted in $1.4 million dollars in savings.
- Implemented a policy for bone cement, which resulted in the reduction of antibiotic bone cement use by 50%.
- Helped develop an orthopedic education academy within a nonlabor clinical practice.
Prior to joining Huron, Sammy served as a manager of clinical consulting at The Broadlane Group, where he analyzed purchase history to respond to sales inquiries and helped develop databases to analyze orthopedic spend for the in-house consulting arm. Previously, he served as an account manager for a children’s hospital and as an administrative resident for a seven-hospital system in southwestern Virginia, assisting in all areas of hospital operations.
Sammy holds a Master of Science in healthcare administration from Trinity University and a Bachelor of Science in biomedical science from Texas A&M University.