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Dr. Nora Sugintas Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Sugintas has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of healthcare business development and strategic consulting

    FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, January 18, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dr. Nora Sugintas with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Sugintas celebrates many years' experience as a leading industry expert in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A highly accomplished healthcare business development executive, public speaker, and advisor to C level healthcare executives, Dr. Nora Sugintas has provided record breaking top line revenue growth, market expansion, and leadership to some of the world's most respected medical capital equipment and healthcare information technology companies, including Abbott Laboratories, Pfizer, and GE Healthcare. Dr. Sugintas brings over 35 years of experience in the healthcare sector, with extensive expertise in business development, strategic partnerships, high level complex contract negotiations, marketing, sales management, Board and C suite healthcare consulting, corporate training, and national aggregated healthcare provider acquisition and growth strategies. Dr. Sugintas is nationally recognized for providing leadership in the development and implementation of National Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) Strategy to drive revenue growth for Acute Care Healthcare segments of global, multinational, and emerging growth companies.

In recognition of her outstanding industry and professional achievements, Dr. Sugintas' biography has been published in numerous publications of Marquis Who's Who, including an unprecedented nine times in "Who's Who in the World", "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who in Medicine and HealthCare", "Who's Who in Finance and Industry", "Who's Who in Science and Engineering", "Who's Who Among American Women", and the International "Who's Who of Intellectuals". Dr. Sugintas was also elected into the World's "Who's Who Hall of Fame", limited to only 500 individuals worldwide.

Dr. Nora Sugintas is Principal and CEO of Strategic GPO Consulting, LLC, a consultancy firm providing deep domain expertise in healthcare Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), Integrated Delivery Network (IDN), and major health system revenue growth strategies to national and global medical capital equipment and medical device companies. Providing a portfolio of expertise for creating successful business outcomes, the firm offers a full range of consultancy offerings including design and execution of solutions that drive organizational revenue in National Account Department development, GPO acquisition, growth, and retention, GPO market share expansion, business development, joint marketing implementation programs, GPO contract negotiation, execution and commercialization, and GPO executive relationship management.

In recognition for her leadership in the healthcare business sector, she has been featured in the cover story of "Health Strategist", a publication likened to the Harvard Business Review for the healthcare industry.

Most recently as Vice President of Business Development, Healthcare Vertical-GPOs for Aramark, Dr. Sugintas held national responsibility for all aspects of sales, marketing, and operations of the National Accounts Department, with full P&L responsibility for the entire aggregated healthcare provider GPO segment, including HealthTrust, Premier, Intalere, Novation, MedAssets, and Vizient. Under her leadership, organic growth increased by over 400%, and a new GPO contract acquisition was secured, representing one of the largest healthcare GPOs in the nation representing $19 billion in new spend.

In her role as Vice-President of Healthcare Partnerships for HealthGrades, Dr. Sugintas drove market, revenue, and profit expansion for comprehensive strategic consultative engagements including business development strategies with hospital providers to increase market share, revenue and profitability, and build brand based on quality. Dr. Sugintas provided consultative services to C level hospital executives to identify clinical quality assessment and improvement opportunities and benchmark performance against national trends in the cardiovascular, vascular, neurosciences, and orthopedics service lines. She delivered unprecedented revenue growth and profitability in a nonexistent market, and secured over 300 hospital advisory contract engagements during her tenure.

As Director of National Accounts for Isolyser Healthcare, she built strategic partnerships with Hospital Group Purchasing Organizations and Integrated HealthCare Delivery Networks at the C suite level, negotiating and closing long term contracts with Premier, Amerinet, Novation, Tenet, Consorta, and MAGNET. She developed and launched numerous joint marketing implementation programs and successfully led cross-functional teams with the aforementioned organizations. Dr. Sugintas also directed all aspects of a clinical and cost effectiveness study of new technology in conjunction with a national GPO alliance of 87 academic hospitals.

As Vice-President, National Accounts for Criticare Systems, a medical capital equipment manufacturer, Dr. Sugintas built and led the company's first National Accounts Division, developed corporate wide strategic business plans and partnerships for penetrating the GPO/IDN sectors, and drove strategic planning, business development, contracting and management of the entire aggregated healthcare provider sector. In this capacity, Dr. Sugintas maintained direct relationships with senior executives at GPOs, IDNs, multi-hospital corporations, capital technology assessment organizations, and the federal government. In 1996, she was accredited and certified by Price Waterhouse LLP in Washington, DC for Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contracting under the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Program and Government Services Administration (GSA).

Earlier in her career, Dr. Sugintas held key leadership positions in business development, sales management, and corporate training for leading global healthcare companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Pfizer, BOC Ohmeda, and GE Healthcare, with extensive experience in the medical capital equipment, medical surgical, and healthcare information technologies sectors.

Dr. Nora Sugintas was selected by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England as International Woman of the Year for three consecutive years 1994, 1995, and 1996.

Dr. Sugintas earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences with Honors and Highest Distinction from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and was awarded the coveted University of Illinois Louis Pasteur Award for Academic Excellence and Independent Research in 1974. She is author of "Some Factors Affecting the Production of S-Adenosylmethioinine in Candidia utilis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae." She has been inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.

Dr. Sugintas also earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois, and has completed MBA coursework at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the International Platform Association, a prestigious association for experts on the lecture platform.

Dr. Sugintas has served on numerous Boards, including Officer and Board member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

She has been a Benefactor for the Princess Grace Foundation, founded by HSH Prince Rainier III of Monaco to support emerging talent in theater, film, and dance.

Outside of her contributions to the healthcare industry, Dr. Sugintas is an accomplished performing arts dancer. Her credits include performances for four U.S Presidents and their First Ladies, the Director of the British Council, the staff of Prince Charles of Wales, and other British diplomats. She is also an accomplished World DanceSport ProAm ballroom champion.

As an accomplished photographer, her work has received international attention. Her photographs have been published in The Telegraph, a national British newspaper published in London and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally. The Telegraph is widely recognized as the newspaper of record. Her photographs have also been published in numerous annual publications of Westminster Classic Tours based in London, England.

Dr. Sugintas has devoted her life to the Lithuanian Scouts Association as a Scoutmaster and Leader, and has been invited as keynote speaker at national Leadership Symposiums.

Dr. Sugintas has also received recognition for her work as a Lithuanian journalist, and has received the Lithuanian Journalist Award bestowed by the Lithuanian Journalists Association.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Sugintas has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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