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October 14, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Announces $30 Million in GPO Savings in 2014

CHAMPS Group PurchasingUpon the completion of 2014 group purchasing data analysis, CHAMPS Group Purchasing’s team of account managers and contract analysts announced Wednesday a savings of $30 million for its GPO clients nationwide last year and an average savings of 9 percent per member. This savings is an increase from the $20 million CHAMPS GPO clients saved in 2013.

"Our team of GPO account managers make supply chain cost savings their number one priority for our clients," said Yolandi Myers, vice president, CHAMPS Group Purchasing. "We customize our services to reach and exceed shared savings goals through consultation, education and collaboration with healthcare providers across the continuum. It is this unique approach that enables us to implement increased savings for our membership year after year."

With a nearly 100-year history as a GPO and 20+ years working in collaboration with Premier healthcare alliance, CHAMPS has a record of offering significant GPO savings to healthcare providers and other clients. Changes in the landscape of healthcare, including decreased admissions and declining reimbursements, mean CHAMPS’ savings make a significant impact with healthcare organizations across the continuum of care.

Every GPO client has access to one of CHAMPS’ group purchasing experts to ensure maximum contract utilization and meet savings goals. These experts partner with purchasing departments to:

  • Implement and manage group purchasing agreements
  • Provide GPO contract management
  • Identify ongoing GPO savings opportunities
  • Manage vendor and supplier relations
  • Conduct business reviews
  • Generate customized spend and savings reports

If you have questions or would like more information about the GPO savings CHAMPS provides its clients, 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 7,000+ member locations across the United States allowing them access to significant savings in product categories, including medical supplies, foodservice, wireless, office supplies and facility maintenance. As an owner of Premier, one of the largest buying groups in the country, CHAMPS sponsors its members allowing them access to more than $40 billion in purchasing volume, 2,000+ agreements, GPO contract management and unparalleled customer service. It’s simple to start realizing significant savings - with zero fees and no cost to join - the sign-up process is seamless. CHAMPS is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and 2015, as well as to ERC’s NorthCoast 99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more, visit