Cost Effective Supply Chain Management for Better Patient/Client Care

The Northern Supply Chain (NSC) collaboration was established in 2011, as a joint venture sponsored by Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Care Group. The program originally included 13 member hospitals in Northwestern Ontario, as well as, the following customers; Northwest Local Health Integration Network, Northwest Health Alliance, Northwest CCAC, Lakehead University, Confederation College, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The program expanded in July 2016 to include 24 hospitals in Northeastern Ontario and has been rebranded as the Northern Supply Chain. We support our members and customer Supply Chain Management needs through a consolidated strategic sourcing model that achieves value driven outcomes, standardization and quality health care for patients and clients. The NSC also provides services for Pharmacy programs, Distribution, Data Management, Clinical Consultation and Education, Post Contract Administration and Capital Equipment Services. The NSC's principles are to follow the Ontario Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Code of Ethics which includes Personal Integrity & Professionalism, Accountability & Transparency, Teamwork and Compliance & Continuous Improvement.

Member Hospitals include (in alphabetical order): Anson General Hospital, Atikokan General Hospital, Bingham Memorial Hospital, Dryden Regional Health Centre, Englehart and District Hospital, Espanola General Hospital, Geraldton District Hospital, Hopital de Mattawa Hospital, Hopital Notre Dame Hospital, Hornepayne Community Hospital, Kirkland and District Hospital, Lady Dunn Health Centre, Lady Minto Hospital, Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Manitoulin Health Centre, Manitouwadge General Hospital, Nipigon District Memorial Hospital, North Bay Regional Health Centre, North of Superior Healthcare Group, North Shore Health Network, Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital, Riverside Health Care Facilities, Sault Area Hospital, Sensenbrenner Hospital, Services de santé de Chapleau Health Services, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre, Smooth Rock Falls Hospital, St. Joseph’s Care Group, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre of Sudbury, St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake, Temiskaming Hospital, Timmins and District Hospital, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority, West Nipissing General Hospital, West Parry Sound Health Centre.