Michael Alkire

PREMIER CHAR­LOTTE, N.C.

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Alkire has been COO of Premier since 2011, help­ing the qual­ity-im­prove­ment or­ga­ni­za­tion and one of the na­tion’s largest group pur­chas­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions con­tinue its mis­sion to help hos­pi­tals and health sys­tems pro­vide bet­ter pa­tient care while re­duc­ing costs. He leads the in­te­gra­tion of Premier’s clin­i­cal, fi­nan­cial, sup­ply chain and op­er­a­tional per­for­mance strate­gies for its mem­bers, which in­clude about 3,750 hos­pi­tals. Alkire helped Premier be­come the first hos­pi­tal-owned GPO to go pub­lic in 2013. Be­fore be­com­ing COO, Alkire was pres­i­dent of Premier Pur­chas­ing Part­ners. Pre­vi­ously he served in a num­ber of lead­er­ship roles at con­sult­ing gi­ant Cap Gemini, in­clud­ing North Amer­i­can re­spon­si­bil­i­ties for sup­ply chain and high-tech man­u­fac­tur­ing.

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