Tony W. Johnson
Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Tony Johnson is a corporate senior vice president and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Baylor Scott & White Health. Tony joined Baylor Scott & White Health in July 2016. Tony is accountable for a system wide integrated supply chain and for controlling the cost of over $2B in annual spend for supplies and services. Tony was previously an executive at Novant Health of Winston Salem NC. During his tenure at Novant, he developed an integrated supply chain that supported 13 Novant Health hospitals, 6 surgery centers, 71 imaging centers, and 356 physician practices in NC, SC, GA and VA. He has also developed a strategic sourcing organization that reduced Novant Health supply spend by over $300 million in 5 years, lowering Novant’s supply cost as a percent of net patient revenue from 19.5% to 14.3%. Tony also led a clinical engineering organization that self-maintained over 75,000 pieces of medical equipment to include over 200 CT’s and MRI’s. His supply chain and clinical engineering organizations were benchmarked as top performers in the country. Tony has an exceptional understanding of the healthcare supply chain, physician partnerships and optimizing costs for all non-labor expenses. As COO for Shared Services, Tony was responsible for operational improvements for 9 additional affiliated and managed hospitals.
Prior to joining Novant, Mr. Johnson served as Vice President of General Services for the Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a retired army lieutenant colonel. Tony’s career includes leadership roles in civilian and military hospitals, a combat logistics battalion and a global logistics center located in Europe. He served as the Joint Task Force healthcare supply chain officer for the Department of Defense in support of the Rwandan refugee crisis in 1994. From Uganda, he provided medical supply support for healthcare operations in Rwanda, Uganda, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Kenya.
Tony has an undergraduate degree in biology and a master’s degree in business with a concentration in materials management. Tony served on local chambers of commerce and was a board member for the school of business at Winston Salem State University and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. Tony served as chairman of the operations council for the MNS supply chain network. Mr. Johnson has over 35 years of national and international healthcare operations and supply chain experience and has led and implemented several significant advancements in supply chain operations during his career that were adopted globally.