Top 25 Women Leaders
Susan DeVore, 46
Helping 1,500-plus not-for-profit hospitals and systems cut costs via bulk buying is the goal of Susan DeVore, president of Premier Purchasing Partners. DeVore, 46, has suppliers bid against one another for business in reverse auctions, which she hopes will save $68 million for hospitals by 2007. In 2003, Premier signed up more than 275 hospitals for the Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration Project to test Medicare pay-for-performance.