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Maria Summers

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Maria Summers

Maria Summers is the director for CHAMPS Group Purchasing, a business affiliate of The Center for Health Affairs. Summers is responsible for growing the GPO business line, building strategic partnerships and ensuring members realize their savings potential through the program's supply chain solutions.

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Maria Summers

Who is CHAMPS GPO?

Many people know the term GPO, but not everyone fully understands exactly what that entails and the potential impact that can be made on a member organization.

As the director of CHAMPS Group Purchasing, allow me to explain exactly what a GPO does, who we are and how we can benefit members. Simply put, CHAMPS negotiates discounted pricing with vendors you use every day. 

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New Year’s Resolution: Bringing Your Business Savings

A month through the new year, where are you on your goals? At CHAMPS Group Purchasing (GPO), some of our goals for 2022 include enhancing me...
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Unveiling CHAMPS Group Purchasing's Supply Chain Solutions Blog

Today, I’m excited to take our supply chain prowess a step further by launching our Supply Chain Solutions blog.

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