Department of the Month
Around Alliance Community Hospital, Chandler Mazeall II, the ACH Materiels Management Director, is regarded as "The Man," when it comes to getting things – - - well, just getting things, not to mention getting them to the areas where they are most needed.
Chandler sums up his department’s vast responsibility in acquiring and delivering materials throughout the hospital in one sentence, "Our mission is to provide the highest quality of products (in terms of both practical value and safety) and services to our patients, physicians, Colleagues and community at the lowest overall cost possible."
Chandler listed product research (including sourcing and negotiation), contract management and product utilization and distribution as among MM’s core duties.
"We try to offer total flexibility and versatility in meeting our customers’ needs," said Chandler about his team of 10 Colleagues, plus one very special volunteer.
"Jack Madison’s 14 years of service as a volunteer at ACH are a real testament to his dedication to the hospital. He is Materiels’ best kept secret," said Mazeall.
Mazeall recalled how MM was one of the first departments to move to the new hospital about a week before the Patient Care department. He said his Colleagues pride themselves on "being friendly, polite and always stopping to lend a helping hand."
"We simply enjoy our jobs and want to provide our fellow Colleagues the best service we can," he said.
And, by the way, no need to contact Public Relations department about our spell checker.
"Yes, the correct spelling of our department is ‘Materiels’ - - but ‘Materials’ will work, also," said Chandler with a smile.