Dr. Stephen Mansfield, CEO of Methodist Health System, Elected to MD Buyline Board of Directors

DALLAS, TX — September 11, 2013 — MD Buyline announced today that Dr. Stephen L. Mansfield, CEO of Dallas-based Methodist Health System, has been elected to MD Buyline’s Board of Directors.

Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, is President and CEO of Methodist Health System, a role he has served in since 2006. During his tenure, Methodist Health System has doubled in size and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the nation’s top healthcare performance improvement leaders. Before joining Methodist, Dr. Mansfield served seven years as President and CEO of St. Vincent Health System based in Little Rock, Ark., and prior to that he held a variety of leadership positions within the Baptist Memorial Health Care System in Memphis, Tenn., for 23 years.

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Mansfield to our board,” said Satin H. Mirchandani, MD Buyline President and CEO. “A proven leader in healthcare, Steve has demonstrated the ability to adroitly navigate a turbulent environment with outstanding results. Under his stewardship, Methodist has emerged as a model for not-for-profit, faith-based systems seeking to fulfill their patient care mission, while simultaneously building a strong clinical, financial and operational base for the future.” Mr. Mirchandani went on to say, “As MD Buyline continues to introduce new and value added products and services, it will prove an enormous benefit to draw from such an experienced healthcare leader and innovator.”

Dr. Mansfield holds a master’s from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and a doctorate in organizational leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. He is an active member of the Dallas Regional Chamber®, which he will Chair in 2014. Dr. Mansfield also serves as a member of the board of directors for the Dallas County Community College District Foundation, and Dallas Citizens Council and previously served on the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board Region 7, Ad Hoc Committee/subsidiary board and previously served as an RPB Delegate/Alternate Delegate for 2007-2010. Dr. Mansfield was honored by the Arkansas Hospital Association in 2005 as with its Distinguished Service Award, and was named to the 2011 Becker’s Hospital Review “Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” list. In 2012, he was recognized with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the healthcare provider category. In 2013, Dr. Mansfield was a recipient of the inaugural Becker’s Healthcare 2013 Leadership Awards.

“Over the last 35 years, I’ve gained first-hand knowledge and understanding of the challenges hospitals and health systems face. MD Buyline has delivered substantial return on investment to the provider community during that period. I am pleased to see MD Buyline continuing to innovate, by creating new solutions that healthcare providers need to preserve their standard of care and healthy bottom lines,” said Dr. Mansfield. “I look forward to serving on the Board, and supporting the team at MD Buyline as they continue to deliver extraordinary value to the healthcare community.”

About MD Buyline

For over 30 years, MD Buyline Inc. has been the leading provider of healthcare clinical and technology research to drive improved financial performance across the healthcare supply chain. MD Buyline provides the majority of the nation’s hospitals with objective evidence-based information to help them achieve hundreds of millions of dollars in annual savings. MD Buyline’s healthcare provider members access critical information about their supply chain purchases everyday through personalized analyst support and a comprehensive technology platform comprised of real-time information. For more information on how MD Buyline can support your facility, find us online at www.mdbuyline.com, and on Twitter @mdbuyline.