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April 01, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Announces New Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies Agreement with Allstate Medical

CHAMPS Group Purchasing announced today a custom contract with Allstate Medical. The contract agreement, effective April 1, 2011, will give CHAMPS Group Purchasing members access to medical equipment, therapy supplies, furnishings and replacement parts.

Jan Elder, CHAMPS contracting director, said, "We are pleased to add AllState Medical to our CHAMPS contract portfolio. This relationship gives us an opportunity to offer members discounted pricing on products typically sold by durable medical equipment distributors, including powered wheelchairs and lift chairs."

Avi Zigelman, Allstate Medical marketing and business development representative, said, “Realizing the important role GPOs play in today’s  economy and healthcare industry,  Allstate Medical is extremely excited to be  able to partner with CHAMPS. For over 15 years we have proudly served our customers with the expertise, service and integrity they deserve. In being able to offer these key elements along with reduced pricing exclusive to CHAMPS, we anticipate all [CHAMPS] members to benefit greatly. I look forward to working with CHAMPS and serving its members for many years.”

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing

As healthcare group purchasing experts, CHAMPS helps the healthcare industry save money and lightens the contracting burden for purchasing managers. For nearly 19 years, CHAMPS Group Purchasing has been an affiliate of Premier, Inc., one of the largest healthcare buying groups in the country, with over $36 billion in volume and over 1,700 contracts.

With more than 4,000 clients nationwide, CHAMPS is one of Premier’s largest affiliate programs and has been working in the healthcare arena since 1916. Choosing to partner with CHAMPS enables healthcare facilities access to Premier agreements, while benefiting from CHAMPS’ personal and expert service, aggregated contract portfolio and custom contract offerings – making GPO utilization as seamless as possible. 

About Allstate Medical

Allstate Medical has been serving the Long Term Care market for over 15 years. Allstate Medical now serves hundreds of healthcare facilities nationwide. Their growth as a company has not inhibited them from remaining focused on the goals that Allstate Medical has been built on. Their commitment to personal attention, customer service, and being there for you throughout your decision process is their #1 priority. Allstate’s large warehouse, stocked with many items, allows them to ship out products to you the same day, when you must have them.