University of Chicago Medicine

Eric Tritch is vice president for supply chain and logistics at University of Chicago Medicine. Since January, Tritch has worked nonstop to ensure staff have the necessary personal protective equipment and supplies to stay safe from COVID-19. He spearheaded numerous initiatives, including UV re-sterilization of N95 masks, stocking strategies to reduce unnecessary burn rates of critical items and sourcing strategies to ensure distribution of critical inventory. Thanks to Tritch's dedicated efforts, healthcare workers felt confident focusing their attention solely on the provision of care.

Special note: Governor Pritzker recognized Tritch in his Dec. 2 COVID-19 briefing.

University of Chicago Medicine's flagship campus is an academic medical center on the South Side of Chicago, founded in 1898. The system also has a hospital in the south suburbs.