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July 26, 2016 (Cleveland, OH)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Named Premier Certified Sponsor

Premier Group Purchasing SponsorCHAMPS Group Purchasing is pleased to announce it has been named a Premier Certified Sponsor by Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company. Premier Certified Sponsors were formally announced in June when the program was launched at the Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition 2016.

As a Premier Certified Sponsor, CHAMPS demonstrates the highest level of commitment to affiliate and supplier engagement. In addition, they adhere to established best practices for running a successful affiliate program.

“We are honored to become a Premier Certified Sponsor,” said Yolandi Myers, vice president, CHAMPS Group Purchasing. “Thanks to our hard working and dedicated team of group purchasing experts for delivering quality service to our members, we were able to achieve this recognition.”

CHAMPS completed an application including questions on member engagement and satisfaction, revenue, goals, strategic plan, operations, service, and sales. The results of this application determined CHAMPS was one of 26 Premier affiliate programs out of more than 200 to meet all of the requirements of the Premier Sponsor Certification Program.

“CHAMPS is helping to drive maximum value to Premier alliance members across the continuum of care,” said Rob Falk, senior director of program development, Premier. “The designation also promotes collaboration with our contracted suppliers so that Premier, our Certified Sponsors and our contracted suppliers work together to safely offer cost-effective, high-quality products and services.”

Through the certification process, Premier ensures Certified Sponsors maintain program requirements including:

  • A dedicated focus on managing an affiliate program.
  • A strategy for enhancing supplier relations.
  • Processes for reviewing affiliate spend analytics and generating contract uptake.
  • Price activation and conversion support for affiliates.
  • Processes for introducing new contracts to affiliates.

To learn more about CHAMPS becoming a Premier Certified Sponsor, contact us.

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 $44 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 Northcoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2014. For more, visit

About Premier Inc.
Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,600 U.S. hospitals and 120,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on