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September 25, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS GPO Members Save Nearly $25 Million in 2012

Yolandi MyersCHAMPS Group Purchasing’s top priority is to provide cost savings to their nationwide membership of more than 5,000 affiliates. Serving hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgery centers, clinical labs and more, CHAMPS GPO account managers continuously look for savings opportunities and collaborate with CHAMPS members to identify and implement savings across the members’ supply chain.

“For more than 20 years, our number one priority has been to help our members reach their maximum savings potential by identifying and implementing cost savings through our unique customer service model, custom contracting and savings analysis tools,” said Yolandi Myers, vice president, CHAMPS Group Purchasing.

In 2012, CHAMPS account managers and data analysts identified nearly $25 million in savings. Collecting savings data and having the opportunity to implement savings is highly dependent on the successful collaborative relationship CHAMPS account managers build with CHAMPS members. CHAMPS GPO members save as a result of the trusting relationship and the healthcare expertise their dedicated account managers bring to the table.

CHAMPS account managers understand the value of a transparent business collaboration. This transparency allows CHAMPS to provide its members with customizable analytic tools, which identify further savings opportunities as well as savings statements.

If you have questions or would like more information about CHAMPS GPO, please contact Yolandi Myers, vice president, CHAMPS Group Purchasing, at 216.255.3686 or via email.

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing
CHAMPS Group Purchasing leverages the purchasing power of 5,000+ members across the United States allowing them access to significant savings in product categories, including medical supplies, foodservice, wireless, office supplies and facilities maintenance. As a group affiliate sponsor program of the Premier healthcare alliance, one of the largest buying groups in the country, CHAMPS provides members access to more than $43 billion in purchasing volume, 2,000+ contracts, GPO contract management and unparalleled customer service. For more, visit

About Premier healthcare alliance
Premier is one of the nation’s largest performance improvement alliances of approximately 2,900 U.S. community hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network that provided members more than $5 billion in savings in FY2012. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 U.S. patient discharges. A world leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has one of the largest performance improvement collaboratives in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. For more, visit