“The Resource Group is always looking for talented leaders who are able to integrate excellence with stewardship. Achieving the optimal integration of excellence and stewardship is accomplished by managing the end-to-end supply chain with a promise to listening first, contracting second and implementing always. Baylor’s approach to education is also holistic and provides expanded opportunities for civic, spiritual and physical development in addition to intellectual advancement. Baylor graduates are inspired by mission of the shared idea that they can make a positive difference on the world around them. At The Resource Group, I further the Baylor mission by improving the lives of the individuals and communities where we provide healthcare. My education at Baylor played a significant role in preparing me for the work I am engaged in at The Resource Group. Baylor instills a respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life, cultivates integrity through the debate of ethics, and imparts courageous innovation with humble wisdom. These are all values that are essential to the continued success of Ascension and non-profit’s across the country.”
Chris Dreher, BBA ’09, MBA ‘11
Logistics Manager, Acute Care Operations
The Resource Group, LLC
The Resource Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascension, is an end-to-end resource and supply management organization that provides to its Participants strategic sourcing, logistics and operations, and change management. In addition, The Resource Group operates the largest wholly owned healthcare group purchasing organization (GPO) in order to extend its contractual pricing to Participants regardless of geography or size. The Resource Group maintains a commitment to excellence through its User-Directed Strategic Sourcing™ model and end-to-end solutions offering.
Ascension is a Catholic healthcare organization dedicated to the transformation of healthcare through excellent clinical care throughout the continuum of care and through innovation. Ascension is the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system, providing the highest quality care to all with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Last year Ascension provided $1.5 billion in care of persons living in poverty and community benefit programs. Its Mission-focused Health Ministries employ more than 155,000 associates serving in more than 1,900 sites of care in 23 states and the District of Columbia.
Baylor Business Review, Fall 2014