Lead Buyer in Purchasing
Hackensack Meridian Health
Laura L. Catalini is a Lead Buyer in Purchasing for Hackensack Meridian Health with over 20+ years’ experience in purchasing and an active member of the Healthcare Materials Management Society of NJ. Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Merchandising & Management at Montclair State University. Initially starting her career in Retail at Sterns Department Stores and working at such companies as Babies R Us, Toys R Us and Macy’s, Laura entered the Healthcare Industry over 4 years ago with Hackensack University Medical Center as a Senior Buyer. Through the many different responsibilities over the years, she is now a Lead Buyer working primarily on the Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) managing Pricing & Contract Pricing Exceptions, Contract Integrations & Vendor Registration for the network.
She served on the Implementation Team through the mergers of Meridian Health & JFK Medical Center under the Hackensack Meridian Health Network, training and supporting all end users & buyers on PeopleSoft and the Global Healthcare Exchange in addition to merging and managing all new vendors and existing vendors accounts into Registration Center before the “Go Live” dates of each merger.
She was also an active participant in the GHX Single Sign-On Pilot Rollout in 2017, proactively working with the Developers on Order Center and Registration Center, to insure a more productive and efficient application for all users before it was rolled out to the Industry. She is passionate about making sure that all information going through GHX is accurate and updated in live time to insure that Hackensack Meridian Health is getting the best price for non-contracted items and the vendors are getting the perfect order every time while striving for the #1 Ranking in GHX’s Top 50.
Laura currently resides in Kearny, NJ and loves spending time outside in her Garden, wondering around New York City enjoying the sites and spending time with her family.