Kentucky Society for Healthcare Purchasing and Materials Management



July 31, 2019

The board of directors at AHRMM has recognized KSHPMM for its participation and engagement and has awarded KSHPMM with the 2019 STANDARD LEVEL award!! This is the first time that KSHPMM has received the award and it is an honor to be recognized at the national level. Way to go KSHPMM members and board of directors!

*To share news about KSHPMM or about your organization please contact brent.pacanowski@nortonhealthcare.org*

President's message


Welcome to the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Purchasing and Materials Management (KSHPMM). This society is a professional organization consisting of supply chain and materials management professionals representing Kentucky's hospitals and health care related organizations. It is affiliated with the Kentucky Hospital Association, and is the state affiliate chapter of the Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM). Our intent is to provide professional development, education and networking opportunities to all of our members. We seek to:

  • Promote efficiency in health care purchasing and supply chain systems by building professional relationships and by encouraging dialogue among society members
  • Provide a forum for interchange of concepts and expertise to promote member effectiveness, camaraderie, and growth
  • Identify, define and correct barriers that negatively impact health care purchasing and supply chain management by establishing position statements on these issues
  • Encourage members to enhance their knowledge and effectiveness in health care purchasing and supply chain management systems through educational programs and available certifications.

If you are a healthcare supply chain/purchasing/sales professional in or around Kentucky we want you in our society! Please go to the Membership tab or click HERE and fill in the information. If you have any questions about the society or about the application process please contact me directly at brent.pacanowski@nortonhealthcare.org.

We believe that we can all benefit from the collective experiences and solutions this society has to offer.


Warm Regards,

Brent N. Pacanowski, MBA

KSHPMM President