CHAMPS maximizes your Premier relationship by sponsoring you access to Premier’s contract portfolio.
Through an exclusive gold sponsor partnership with NRHA, CHAMPS Group Purchasing offers significant Premier group purchasing savings tailored to rural hospitals. CHAMPS maximizes healthcare group purchasing relationships by sponsoring access to Premier’s contract portfolio of more than 2,400 agreements and $44 billion in purchasing volume. CHAMPS supports hospital supply chain initiatives through their expertise in customized service, aggregation savings, supply chain technology, spend analytics and contract management. By joining CHAMPS, rural hospitals can access top acute care products and services available through the Premier / CHAMPS contract portfolio.
The CHAMPS service model sponsors members – no matter the size – access to Premier’s national contract portfolio of more than 2,000 agreements and $44 billion in purchasing volume…helping them save millions annually.
The rural advantage.
With more than 10 years of experience in the group purchasing industry, CHAMPS Vice President, Yolandi Myers, fully understands the purchasing challenges facing the rural health market. She and the team of group purchasing experts at CHAMPS are dedicated to lowering the supply-chain costs of rural healthcare providers and their facilities.
Through the CHAMPS customer service model, members receive unparalleled contract management, customized analytics and significant savings opportunities in all contract categories, including medical supplies, foodservice distribution, information technology, business supplies and facility maintenance.
This program offers you the simplest path to improving your bottom line. Our service is free (no fine print, no hidden fees). If you are affiliated with another GPO, CHAMPS will make the sign-up and conversion process simple and seamless. Your dedicated CHAMPS account manager will handle price activation, aggregation, contract management, as well as identify ongoing savings opportunities on behalf of your hospital’s purchasing department.
"Working with CHAMPS has been extremely positive. Ann Marie, our dedicated CHAMPS account manager, has been wonderful in her analytics, communications and follow through. After signing with CHAMPS, she activated all of our Premier agreements and in the first four months our hospital saved over $100 K. This has allowed us to make investments in other areas including our equipment and employees." -- Jackson T. Shatraw, Director of Supply Chain, Western Reserve Hospital
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CHAMPS Healthcare and its nonprofit parent organization, The Center for Health Affairs make up a unique organization that today serves both local hospital members and clients across the country. In 1916 hospital leaders from Cleveland, Ohio came together to collectively address the concerns of the healthcare community and formed the nation’s first regional hospital association, The Center for Health Affairs. Over the last century the organization has evolved, honing its expertise and growing its business affiliate, CHAMPS. Today, CHAMPS and The Center are nationally recognized for their health policy resources and consulting specialists that partner with more than 5,000 clients nationwide to improve operational efficiency, reduce business expenses and enhance the quality of care. Though the organization has changed significantly over the last 100 years, what has remained the same is its commitment to strengthening the health of the community by enhancing the effectiveness of hospitals and healthcare providers. We believe in what we do and welcome the opportunity to work with you.