Downey’s group extends supply chain services to meet members' evolving needs. He is responsible for Vizient’s supply chain operations function, which includes those programs that bring operational excellence and efficiency to Vizient’s members. The team manages operational programs at hundreds of member hospitals, runs the procurement, master data, and MMIS solutions, and manages all the Vizient supply chain master data. In addition, Downey oversees and helps guide development of integrated operational programs for Vizient's member accounts, helping to advance a world-class organization focused on continuous improvement, metrics, processes, systems and people.
Downey brings tremendous experience in end-to-end supply chain operations, from manufacturing to patient delivery. He has written several industry articles and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.
Downey is co-chair of the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation and board member and president of Friends Health Connection.