Tony Ybarra, the leader of the Supply Chain division of Community Hospital Corporation, has retired after 12 years in his position. Ybarra will remain in his role as Senior Vice President of CHC Supply Trust until he officially retires on October 31. Jon Pruitt, the current CHC Vice President of Supply Chain, will become Senior Vice President of CHC Supply Trust following Ybarra’s retirement.
Ybarra has supported CHC hospitals, CHC Consulting clients, and group purchasing organizations, and helped lead CHC’s decision to align with HealthTrust, one of the nation’s largest GPOs. Ybarra has also guided CHC Supply Trust’s solutions for community hospitals.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Tony in support of CHC’s mission, in particular, helping hospitals achieve supply chain savings and improvements,” said CHC President and CEO Jim Kendrick via release. “Tony’s efforts have helped community hospitals across the country hold the line on supply chain costs. After years of dedication, however, I understand and support Tony’s desire to spend more time with family and pursue more leisurely interests.”
Before joining CHC, Ybarra managed a corporate materials management department that worked with surgical hospitals surgery centers. He has also worked with multi-hospital health systems, large physician groups, and individual physician practices.
Kendrick added via release, “CHC will continue to serve its mission to guide, support and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers. We are a servant-minded organization with focus on supporting the future stability and growth of the hospitals we serve, in order to preserve healthcare in local communities.”