Philip Trent

VP of Business Development, CHC Supply Trust

Philip Trent serves as Vice President of Business Development for CHC Supply Trust, the supply chain services arm of Community Hospital Corporation and CHC Consulting. In this role, Philip is responsible for business development and client relationship management.

With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Philip has worked with some of the nation’s leading healthcare providers and support organizations. Prior to joining CHC Supply Trust, he served as Director of Market Development for VITAS Healthcare, San Antonio, Texas – the nation’s largest provider of end-of-life care. Previously, he led innovative growth strategies and improved market share for various healthcare companies. Philip has also developed sales teams and reversed negative sales trends in his roles with Abbott Laboratories, TAP Pharmaceutical Products, Inc. (a division of Abbott), SAVA Senior Care, Inc., and inVentiv Health.

Philip earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and has completed advanced courses in strategic management and leadership.


Rethinking Supply Costs: Good to Great

Many rural hospitals today — health care providers whose mission is to serve their community’s health care needs — are apprehensive about their own financial health. Increasing expenses, decreasing reimbursement and declining patient populations and hospital admissions place these hospitals at risk, threatening financial viability.

Behind salaries, supplies are the second-highest expense for hospitals. By reducing supply costs and better managing the supply chain, a hospital can move its savings margin from good to great.

CHC Supply Trust, the supply chain services arm of Community Hospital Consulting, works with hospitals...