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About Us

Healthcare Industry Resilience Collaborative (HIRC) is a non-profit trade association focused on solving for one thing—a more transparent and resilient supply chain. HIRC was created because ‘together is stronger.’ We can’t fix resiliency alone.

In 2019, a cohort of trading partners came together led by Mayo Clinic and Corewell Health (formerly Spectrum Health). We believed that resiliency could only be solved through collaboration. We wanted to increase partnership, communication, and transparency as a foundation for resiliency.

Our shared vision is to lead healthcare to a more transparent and resilient supply chain. Our shared purpose is to increase supply chain resiliency through alignment to standards and best practice, and foster a culture of collaboration to increase partnership, communication and transparency.

Since then, our community has quickly grown to include a host of leading providers, suppliers, and industry partners. 

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HIRC Values

Resiliency is impossible without trust, and trust is impossible without partnership. Partnership requires genuine understanding, alignment, and commitment.

Resiliency requires timely, candid, and actionable communication to best prevent and recover from supply chain disruption.

Resiliency necessitates transparency of critical supplies, locations, risks, and shared mitigation strategies as well as bi-directional flow of supply chain information.

HIRC Strategy


  • Convene and champion resiliency in healthcare
  • Standards and best practice
  • Resiliency, transparency, alignment


  • Clear measures and incentives for sustainable resilient operations. Less fracturing and duplication.
  • Industry norms to drive proactive risk identification and mitigation.
  • Reduction in supply chain disruption frequency and impact. Increased coordination and efficiency.

Our Stance

HIRC is committed to improving the resiliency of the healthcare supply chain. This includes recognizing that we, both suppliers and providers, have the responsibility to our patients and healthcare staff, to ensuring we improve the strength of the supply chain. We know that this takes genuine Partnership, Collaboration and Transparency.

Supply chain functions have, for too long, been passive in their approach to addressing these challenges, and now is the time for leading organizations to reshape the paradigm and create a more reliable supply chain for our patients. We believe that a fragmented industry approach will not reach the necessary goal of supply resiliency, but rather exacerbate existing challenges.

Thank you to our founding members:

Providers: AdventHealth, BJC HealthCare, Centura Health, Corewell Health, Mass General Brigham, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern Medicine, and Stanford HealthCare.

Suppliers: Baxter Healthcare, Cardinal Health, Johnson & Johnson, Medline, Medtronic, Sandoz, and Stryker.

HIRC is uniquely positioned to create a common place for suppliers, providers, GPOs, industry forums, and academics to work in transparent and open dialog. This is how we collectively will change and improve healthcare resiliency.

Tom Harvieux
CSCO BJC HealthCare & Officer