CHAMPS Group Purchasing members save over $40 million annually by partnering with CHAMPS to reach shared goals through consultation, education and collaboration.
As a CHAMPS Group Purchasing supplier you will join 50+ suppliers offering high-quality products to 19,000+ CHAMPS member locations nationwide.
Our GPO contracts offer significant savings to members in the following product categories:
Exam Gloves, Sterile Apparel, Sutures, Wound Care Products, More +
Landscaping, Pest Elimination, Housekeeping Services, More +
Toner, Paper, Breakroom Supplies, Promotional Items, More +
Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines, Contrast Media, More +
Janitorial Supplies, Paper Towels & Tissue, Paint, More +
PC Hardware & Software, Printers & Copiers, Wireless, More +
US Foods - Our Sole Source Partner, Employee Feeding, Bread & Dairy, More +
Blood Gas Analyzers, Safety Phlebotomy, Blood Glucose, More +
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A GPO, or group purchasing organization, leverages the purchasing power of its membership by aggregating purchasing volume to negotiate discounts with manufacturers and distributors they use every day.
With roots that date back to 1916, the history of CHAMPS Group Purchasing is rich. We've been formally known as CHAMPS Group Purchasing for 20+ years, leveraging the purchasing power of 19,000+ member locations across the United States. Together with our national GPO partner Premier, we support member supply chain initiatives through expertise in contract management, aggregation savings, supply chain technology, spend analytics and customized service.
THE CENTER IS ESTABLISHED
The Center for Health Affairs, CHAMPS Group Purchasing’s nonprofit parent organization originally known as the Cleveland Hospital Council, became the first regional hospital association in the country and a model for similar organizations.
CLARK BECOMES PURCHASING AGENT
Complementing The Center for Health Affairs’ purpose, “to promote the efficiency of, and cooperation among the various interested hospitals to the end of better meeting the health needs of the community," Guy J. Clark developed The Center’s Cooperative Purchasing Service, one of the first such services in the nation, by building relationships between hospitals and vendors. His innovative approach to group purchasing set the stage for CHAMPS GPO, and led to state and national recognition.
METROPOLITAN ASSOCIATION PURCHASING SERVICES IS ESTABLISHED
The Center for Health Affairs established Metropolitan Association Purchasing Services (MAPS) to provide a mechanism for group purchasing directors to work cooperatively.
CHAMPS ESTABLISHES RELATIONSHIP WITH PREMIER INC.
CHAMPS’ relationship with Premier Inc. began 25+ years ago when CHAMPS became one of Premier’s leading healthcare group purchasing affiliate programs. Now, as an owner of Premier, CHAMPS continues to sponsor members from both health and non-health industries, allowing them access to more than 2,500 GPO contracts, $60+ billion in purchasing volume, GPO contract management and unparalleled customer service.
CLIENT SERVICES EVOLVES
The Client Services Team quickly evolved into a critical aspect of the value CHAMPS provides to customers. The Client Services Team is the essential link to 13,000+ member locations nationwide. They continuously identify and implement methods that assist customers in saving time while increasing their bottom line.
CHAMPS ADDS CAPSTONE AS AGGREGATION PARTNER
CHAMPS and Capstone Health Alliance combined their strength in customer service and $6+ billion in GPO volume to maximize each members’ bottom line and drive supply-chain efficiencies. This unique collaboration incorporated Capstone’s acute-care expertise and contract aggregation initiatives, as well as CHAMPS’ continuum of care knowledge, non-acute volume and client service model to advance the power of supply chain for the thousands of Premier member locations they serve nationwide.
CHAMPS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
CHAMPS Group Purchasing launched a new stand-alone website in response to member satisfaction survey responses, creating a better resource for members and suppliers with a clean, modern layout; quick access to important information; links to industry news; and contact information to stay in touch with the CHAMPS GPO team.
Surgical Materials Coordinator, Walker Surgical Center
"I really appreciate how on top of everything you are. I’d argue that you’re the best GPO account management team ever."
CDM, CFPP, Director of Operations, Meals on Wheels Fairfield County
"We have our own CHAMPS Account Manager working non-stop to find more savings."
Director of National Accounts, HARTMANN
"Our CHAMPS contract has opened sales into market segments we do not routinely call on just by having a contract."
August 10, 2020 (Cleveland)
November 16, 2020