LauraLEE Farnham, CMRP

Healthcare Resource  & Materials Management

Summary

Accomplished energetic person with several years of experience.  Reputation for being very organized and hard working as well as a master at multi-tasking.  I have a strong background in healthcare and a deep passion for quality customer service.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2010 - Present

Manager Resource and Materials Management

Cabinet Peaks Medical Center
  • Administers and directs the operations of the materials management department, including Central Stores
  • Responsible for purchasing, product review and standardization, inventory distribution, and contract management
  • Quality management functions related to supply chain
  • Budgeting, long and short term goal setting, and staff development
  • Completed an entire supply chain re-organization from an out-of-date materials department to a highly functional department with emphasis on quality customer service.
  • Actively participates in long-term strategies for the organization. Keeps up to date on industry trends, and regulatory changes.
  •  Proactively develops a yearly budget.
  • Assures department employees are taught needed skills and knowledge for future positions.
  • Responsible for recruiting, supervising, and staff development.
  • Coordinates  fiscal year end inventory.
  • Facilitates capital equipment purchases.
  • Responsible for positive work environment through positive attitude, behavior, and teamwork.
  • Maintains good working relationships with all departments, by providing services, management assistance, and open communication.
Jan 2008 - Jan 2009

Owner and Manager

Total Party Concepts
  • Development of a complete and comprehensive business plan that covered all aspect of opening and operating a retail party supply store
  • Obtained all dba., building and occupancy permits, including EIN, Tax ID, etc.
  • Responsible for site selection and lease negotiations
  • Developed store design and lay-out
  • Over-sight for the build out of the business
  • Ordered and maintained store inventory
Apr 1979 - Mar 2007

Director of Resource and Materials Management

Pullman Regional Hospital
  • Planned, developed, organized, directed, and controlled the supply chain to ensure high quality standards at the lowest possible cost.
  • Responsible for recruiting, supervising, and staff development for central supply and the purchasing areas.
  • Responsible for purchasing procurement, and monitoring to meet financial and quality performance standards for the organization as well as in the industry.
  • Developed and maintained a streamlined efficient materials program for vendor negotiation, physician / co-worker participation, purchase, inventory and logistics.
  • Coordinated timely supply and equipment distribution to ensure a smooth and orderly flow to user departments.
  • Negotiated with and evaluated vendors and approved contracts for goods and services according to financial policies.
  • Developed long and short term goals.
  • Coordinated fiscal year inventories.
  • Responsible for recommendations regarding equipment acquisitions by lease or purchase.
  • Responsible for $26 million dollar medical equipment budget for construction of a new hospital.
  • Established and maintained healthy interpersonal relationships with fellow staff members.
  • Established and maintained positive work environment.

Education

Education
Aug 2015 - Present

Flathead Community College

Seeking a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

May 2009 - Present

Workforce Training

Lewis & Clark State College 

Medical Coding

May 2009 - Present

Workforce Training

Lewis & Clark State College

Medical Terminology

* Served as President for the Montana Society for  Healthcare Materials Management Association          September 2011-2014

 

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2015 - Present

Certified Materials and Resource Professional

American Hospital Assocation

CMRP signifies a commitment to career advancement while representing accomplishment and expertise within the field.