Mike Rush
Full Name
Mike Rush
Assistant Vice President of Materials Resource Management
Carolinas HealthCare System
Speaker Bio
Mike is currently employed by Carolinas HealthCare System as the Assistant Vice President of Materials Resource Management.  Mike is responsible for managing the CHS capital equipment contract portfolio, directing all construction project equipment planning activities, and coordinating the Enterprise–wide, multi-year capital equipment replacement program, as well as equipment preventive maintenance contracting, and purchased services contracting for Carolinas Shared Services.  While at CHS, Mike has coordinated the bulk purchasing initiatives for the System, resulting in savings of over $20 million.  He has also negotiated CHS’ multi-year agreements in many areas, including anesthesia, patient monitoring, diagnostic imaging, patient beds and stretchers, furniture, and respiratory equipment.  He has created and implemented the organization’s equipment replacement strategy and program.  Mike earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Furman University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.