Hospital and Health Organization Endorsements
Virtually all of the nation’s 5,000+ hospitals turn to GPOs to help them find the best products at the best price, saving hospitals and other healthcare facilities billions of dollars every year.
Over 600 hospitals and healthcare providers from across the country have signed on in support of GPOs. According to those institutions, “GPOs deliver billions of dollars in annual savings to the nation’s hospitals; these are savings that provide us with the price protection and cost savings necessary to devote more of our scarce resources to patients.”
Click below to read full endorsement letters from hospitals and healthcare providers (PDFs).
- North Dakota Health Care Association
- Intermountain Healthcare
- William Beaumont Hospitals
- St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System
- Wisconsin Hospital Association, Inc.
- Utah Hospitals & Health Systems
More Hospital and Health Organization Endorsements:
“As a result of the engagement, I have a better knowledge of the GPO roles and how we can utilize our GPO as a resource to help control our costs.”
Rick Brunswick, Director of Materials Management, Smith Clinic
“Our GPO once again demonstrated that they were willing to put in the effort required to analyze all data necessary and to deliver savings based on their aggressive supplier agreements. Our hospital was able to save more than $1.3 million in 2008 and is well on the way to meeting 2009 targets.”
John Volanto, Vice President of Support Services and Chief Information Officer, Nyack Hospital
“It’s difficult in the materials management field because sometimes you are the only person who does your job at a facility. It’s nice to have somewhere to learn more about your field and have connections with other professionals who do the same thing. Our GPO’s education program on materials management initiatives was very educational, and there was great interaction with your peers and representatives from our GPO. It was very beneficial to collaborate with other people in materials management.”
Stacey Van’t Hof, Materials Manager, Grand Valley Surgical Center, Grand Rapids, Mich.
“Using our GPO tools has shown not only discrepancies in costs but also those suppliers and manufacturers who provide us with the best prices and services.”
Cari Scordo, Purchasing Manager, Lexington (Ky.) Clinic
“We’ve worked with our GPO for years, and they continue to deliver value in so many forms.”
Mina Ubbing, CEO, Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio
“Catholic Health Initiatives has been extremely pleased with the contract savings that have been achieved by our organization through the use of GPO contracts in the areas of supplies, services, pharmaceuticals and physician preference items. For our 2008, fiscal year (July – June) we have documented $9.7 million in savings from our use of GPO contracts.”
Phil Mears, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Catholic Health Initiatives