Materials Management


Cathy Brown




Monday - Friday: 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

We pledge to make our motto- Caring hands, Caring heart, a part of every patient's experience.
JoAnn Baker

Materials management supports the procurement and inventory functions which occur in the business operations of the facility.

Central Supply - acts primarily as a materials management resource for Doctors Memorial Hospital. Services provided include gas cylinder management, purchase order management, central receiving/shipping/surplus, warehousing and property management.

Purchasing - is responsible for procurement of goods and services and obtaining maximum value for every dollar expenditure at Doctors memorial Hospital. This involves promoting understanding and compliance with purchasing regulations throughout the organisation.

Housekeeping - is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and appeal of our environment and performs a necessary role in preventing the spread of infection.

Our Materials Management Department is responsible for purchasing all hospital supplies and equipment and for controlling hospital inventory. The department interfaces with every hospital department assuring supplies are kept in stock, equipment is purchased in a timely manner and all supplies are available 24 hours a day.

At Doctors Memorial Hospital, we understand the importance of keeping health care costs low while keeping quality high. All purchase requests are reviewed using the criteria: (1) quality; (2) patient safety and (3) cost. In addition, we realize substantial savings through our affiliation with Broadlane Purchasing Partners, a group-purchasing plan.