The MedSpeed Story:
Moving Healthcare Forward
In 1999 our co-founder, Jake Crampton, entered the concept for
MedSpeed into the University of Chicago's New Venture Challenge. He
saw a void in healthcare - the absence of industry focused
transportation. The solution was a specialist that could improve
quality, decrease costs and create a strategic advantage for its
customers. The judges agreed and the concept took home the top
prize. Shortly thereafter, MedSpeed was born.
Through the years, MedSpeed has broadened its clinical
laboratory focus to include comprehensive solutions for health
systems and blood banks. It has also discovered better ways to
execute transportation with efficiency and developed technology to
meet the demands unique to this industry. What began as a modest
operation in the Chicago suburbs has grown into an industry leading
organization with locations across the country. Today, with proven
capabilities and a successful partnership model, MedSpeed is
realizing its broader goal of transforming medical transportation
Mission and Values
Our mission is to improve the quality and efficiency of
healthcare through strategic transportation partnerships.
- Accountability - We keep our promises; take responsibility for
our actions and outcomes and honor obligations, expectations and
- Efficiency - We make smart, deliberant decisions that are based
upon data and eliminate waste.
- Excellence - We strive to be the best and consistently perform
to the highest standards.
- Leadership - We embrace and stand ready for change; are
courageous and willing to lead the way by innovating and taking on
new challenges and have an enterprising spirit.
- Partnership - We are committed to creating a real bond with our
customers; we truly care, listen and anticipate and exceed their
needs and work collaboratively and strategically to overcome
challenges and identify opportunities.
MedSpeed has gone well beyond the basics in building a solution and value proposition that addresses the entire need set of the healthcare supply chain. They are a continuous cost improvement engine that also eliminates risk and improves clinical stakeholder satisfaction in the modern healthcare environment.
Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management Co-Director Resource Cooperative, Supply Chain, NC State Universtity