John Sdanowich

Healthcare Consultant | Baltimore, MD

John Sdanowich is a veteran of 27+ years in in health care finance, operations and supply chain strategic sourcing and vendor relationship building.   He has a successful record in the development of corporate supply chain strategies, negotiations, and alternative financing solutions.  John’s experience includes team building, mentoring and coaching of staff/team integration. He is an expert in capital sourcing with a strong background in cash flow improvements. 

During his time with the Johns Hopkins Health System he was the Director of Capital Sourcing for Nobilant and The Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, Maryland.  John created an integrated capital department, with three units, creating policies, procedures and workflows to enhance the capital strategic sourcing process.  He was with Johns Hopkins for more than 27years, 17 of those years as the Capital Administrator, responsible for the financing and negotiations of all health system medical equipment and service contracts.    

John had oversight for the capital sourcing for the 6-JHHS hospitals and the sourcing of the other 12-GPO hospitals, totaling over $900-million in capital spend.  The sourcing included the total cost of ownership, all consumables and services, as well as capital acquisitions.  His focus on equipment is the technology, life-cycle-management and the obsolescence risk of the medical equipment.  John’s approach includes reviewing the changes in vendor’s medical equipment, evaluating products at the factory and with senior management in research and development, to access the most economically feasible acquisition methodology.  He was also responsible for making financial acquisition decisions for JHHS that included lease-buy analysis and related finance polices.

John co-chaired the RFID Committee, tasked with finding a real-time location solution for tracking equipment, patients, and employees, which was installed in the two new clinical towers.  John also worked in the Department of Emergency Medicine as the Assistant Administrator and as a Management Engineer, working on the re-engineering of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  The main focus of the restructuring was in the departments of Surgery and Medicine.  John has published:  A White Paper, “Life-Cycle Financing for Capital Investments”, “Strategies to Maximize your Capital Dollars”, in Medical Imaging/MedAssets.Com Forum, and “How to Create a Capital Process to Maximize Investments”, in Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology.  John is a regular speaker at the IDN Summit, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the ACE Summit.  He is a board member of The John Carroll School and the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union.