WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 7, 2019) – Healthcare Ready today announces the selection of Perry Fri as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Fri has served on the board since Healthcare Ready (formerly Rx Response) was founded in 2007 and brings over 25 years of expertise and leadership in healthcare and supply chain management.
“Perry’s extensive work and expertise in healthcare distribution offers a critically valuable and insightful perspective to Healthcare Ready,” said executive director, Nicolette Louissaint, PhD. “His passion for philanthropy will further our mission to enhance community resilience and safeguard patient health after a disaster.”
Fri is the Executive Vice President of Industry Relations, Membership and Education for the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), the national organization representing primary pharmaceutical distributors. In this role, he is responsible for the direction, supervision, and development of industry initiatives that facilitate improved business processes and operational efficiencies in the healthcare supply chain. Fri also serves as Chief Operating Officer of the HDA Research Foundation.
“Healthcare Ready plays a vital role in helping public and private sectors respond to disaster by focusing on preparedness, immediate response and long-term recovery,” said Fri. “I look forward to working closely with the Healthcare Ready team to continue its important work of ensuring patients get the care they need during difficult times.”
About Healthcare Ready
Healthcare Ready helps to strengthen healthcare through public private collaboration and addressing pressing issues before, during, and after disasters and disease outbreaks. As the convener of industry and government, Healthcare Ready safeguards patient health by providing solutions to critical problems and identifying best practices for healthcare preparedness and response. For more information, visit www.healthcareready.org.
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