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September 01, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS GPO and SteriGear Announce Three-Year Agreement for General Urological Products

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and SteriGear Announce Three-Year Agreement for General Urological ProductsCHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a new custom contract with SteriGear for general urological products. The contract is available to CHAMPS’ 7,000+ members nationwide from Sept. 1, 2016 until Aug. 31, 2019.

“CHAMPS is pleased to announce our new custom contract with Sterigear for their urological products,” said Jan Elder, director, contracting services, CHAMPS Group Purchasing. “Sterigear’s product line features a unique covered urinary drain bag known as the Fig Leaf™. Products can be purchased through the member’s distributor of choice and our contract offers GPO savings to CHAMPS members in all classes of trade. We are excited to have Sterigear as our newest business partner.”

The Fig Leaf has a built-in cover that hides contents from view. The design benefits the patient, visitors, staff and the health care facility itself. This product has a significant impact in three areas:

  • Restoring patient dignity
  • Improving the environment for caregivers and visitors
  • Helping health care facilities meet “quality of life requirements”

“We are thrilled with our newly formed relationship through the CHAMPS contract,” said Earl Christensen, vice president of product development. “We look forward to this great opportunity that allows us to match the SteriGear product line with CHAMPS members who are looking for simple solutions that provide dignity and privacy for their residents. We offer innovative design and quality products. But most importantly, ‘terrific customer service as a strategy’ is our philosophy.”

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 SteriGear
SteriGear is a medical manufacturer providing products to hospitals, surgery centers and skilled nursing facilities. At the skilled nursing facility we are focused on patient wellness and dignity and we are perhaps best known as the creator of The Fig Leaf ™. For more, visit