Rick Winans

Rick is a Senior Consultant with Appleseed Healthcare Resources. He has over 25 years of progressive experience in Supply Chain Management. His experience includes consultant and advisor to large academic medical centers and multi-hospital health systems.

His accomplishments include the development of strategic sourcing and cost management models that produced best practice results for physician preference item (PPI) contracting. Rick also has extensive knowledge and expertise in healthcare food and nutritional services design and modeling. He also led and executed expense management initiatives in support services and purchased services area for large health systems.

For eight (8) years Rick was Vice President of Materials Management at the University of Maryland Hospital within the University of Maryland Medical System. In addition, Rick’s previous roles include Director of Materials Management at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago and had the same leadership role at The Cleveland Clinic.

Rick has also led the transformation and implementation of perioperative case cart/sterile processing services at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. He is highly skilled in supply utilization management, spend analytics as well as contract compliance initiatives.

Rick is well known for his collaborative leadership style facilitating multi-disciplinary teams. He has a strong desire to build trusting relationships at all levels of the organization. This approach has resulted in Rick leading innovative and highly effective cost reduction/process improvement initiatives.

Rick holds a MBA from Bellarmine College in Louisville and a BS in Management from the University of Missouri.