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March 11, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Matthews Medical Books Renew and Expand Custom Contract

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Matthews Medical Books Renew and Expand Custom Contract CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a renewal and expansion of their custom contract with Matthews Medical Books for medical reference texts and coding manuals at discounted prices. The custom contract with Matthews Medical Books is available to CHAMPS’ 7,000+ member locations nationwide, excluding durable medical equipment providers.

“Matthews is well-known to CHAMPS’ membership for its discounts on medical books and outstanding service,” said Jan Elder, director of contracting services, CHAMPS Group Purchasing. “Recognizing the many changes that have occurred in the industry, our Matthews contract now offers discounts on e-books, anatomical models and charts, and an employee discount program. We know that CHAMPS’ members will appreciate these new features and derive even greater benefits from our partnership.”

Matthews Medical Books offers over 100,000 medical book titles from more than 4,000 publishers. The renewal and expansion of CHAMPS’ custom contract with Matthews Medical Books provides members with discounted pricing for electronic and hard copy versions of:

  • Medical Reference Texts
  • Coding Manuals
  • Physicians’ Desk References
  • Drug Books
  • Anatomical Models and Charts

“Matthews Medical Books has been selling medical and scientific books since 1889,” said Mary Copley, Matthews Medical Books’ chief operating officer. “We are excited to continue our partnership with CHAMPS to provide its members with books specifically relevant to the healthcare setting at discounted prices. We are looking forward to CHAMPS’ members benefiting from all our contract has to offer.”

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 NorthCoast 99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more, visit

About Matthews Medical Books
Matthews Medical Books is a medical book distributor specializing in medical texts, manuals, coding books, and reference books for hospital departments and libraries. Our service philosophy is centered around flexibility (every customer is different and has unique needs), responsiveness (every customer is a priority), and doing what is right for the customer (no matter what it takes). Our customers tell us that it is our service that keeps them coming back. We are your best source for PDRs, ICDs, CPTs, HCPCS, and over 100,000 medical book titles from over 350 stock publishers. Our St. Louis, Missouri distribution facility houses the largest selection of health science material under one roof. We proudly boast a 99.5% error-free accuracy rate on fulfillment. For more information, visit