Ed Robinson

Vice President, Integrated Support Operations

Ed-RobinsonEd Robinson is vice president of Integrated Support Operations for MedStar Health. Joining the system in 2011, he coordinates and leads supply chain and performance improvement functions.

Prior to this position, Robinson worked at OhioHealth. Starting there in 2003, he held the position of system vice president, Supply Chain Services. By 2008, his role expanded with him becoming the executive responsible for the system process improvement function, Process Excellence (PEx). In tandem, Robinson was elevated to system vice president, System Support Operations, where he assumed responsibility for protective services, food and nutrition, hospital shuttle, as well as valet and parking functions for the system.

Prior to joining OhioHealth, Robinson worked for VHA/Novation for four years where his responsibilities included offering customized supply chain solutions for several of the large alliance members in the Member Partnership Program. Prior to VHA, he led supply chain operations at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles and also served as the system director of Materials Management at the Samaritan Health System in Phoenix, Arizona (now part of Banner Health).

Robinson currently serves as a member of the Novation Board of Directors and is a past president of the Greater Ohio Chapter of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management. He has received numerous awards and recognition throughout his career including the 2006 "Ten People to Watch" list of the Journal of Healthcare Contracting and two VHA Leadership Awards in Improving Supply Chain Management.

As a University of Arizona graduate, Robinson holds a bachelor's of general business administration and received his master's in business administration from the University of Phoenix, in Phoenix, Arizona.