July 02, 2019
On Monday, July 1, CHAMPS Group Purchasing celebrated its five-year anniversary as an aggregation partner with Capstone Health Alliance. Through this partnership, CHAMPS members gain access to 700+ aggregated agreements and together, CHAMPS and Capstone group purchasing experts collaborate to provide a best in class customized client service model.
“We want to thank Capstone for five years of successful collaboration,” said CHAMPS GPO Vice President Tracy Wise in a video message. “Together we’re able to provide expert service to our business and industry partners, as well as our healthcare facilities across the continuum of care. Thank you for your collaboration, Capstone.”
“Capstone has enjoyed our tremendous partnership and the amazing synergy we have garnered with CHAMPS over the past five years,” said Capstone Health Alliance President & CEO Tim Bugg. “I believe Capstone and CHAMPS have achieved a level of success in collaboration second to none, and I am excited to see what the future holds. Cheers to five years!”
Since forging the partnership in 2014, the alliance has grown significantly. With more than $6 billion in Premier contract spend and 17,000+ members nationwide, this alliance is now the largest regional purchasing coalition in the country. As an alliance, Capstone and CHAMPS offer expert service to the entire continuum of care as well as other classes of trade including businesses and industries.
“Our partnership is a perfect example of strength in numbers,” said CHAMPS Group Purchasing National Account Manager Maria Summers, who services Capstone members. “By partnering, we can achieve better tiers of pricing for our members, provide deeper discounts and offer greater savings.”
MORE: To learn more about CHAMPS GPO’s partnership with Capstone Health Alliance, contact us.
CHAMPS Group Purchasing
CHAMPS Group Purchasing leverages the purchasing power of 13,000+ member locations across the United States. CHAMPS’ members gain access to significant savings in product categories including medical / surgical supplies, foodservice, IT, wireless, office supplies and facility maintenance. Together with its national GPO partner Premier, CHAMPS supports healthcare and non-healthcare member supply chain initiatives through their expertise in contract management, aggregation savings, supply chain technology, spend analytics and customized service. For more, visit champsgpo.com.
Capstone Health Alliance
Capstone Health Alliance is a regional group purchasing alliance of healthcare members that delivers real cost savings through the power of aggregation and collaboration. Based in Fletcher, North Carolina, Capstone represents over $9 billion in acute care supply chain spend. To create the best savings opportunities for our members, we pair Premier’s national portfolio with our local aggregation model – blending the best of national and regional contracting – to continually expand our extensive portfolio of more than 750 preferred pricing agreements. Capstone delivers quantifiable savings and actionable data that enable better supply chain decisions for our member facilities. In addition to cost savings initiatives, Capstone members collaborate to share best practices and pursue resource utilization initiatives, all with the intent of improving cost, quality, and outcomes in patient care.