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Amanda Harvey-McKee, BA, CTR,
Manager of Client Services, CHAMPS Oncology

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Yolandi Myers,
Vice President, CHAMPS Group Purchasing

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August 28, 2017 (Cleveland, OH)

CHAMPS Healthcare Named One of NorthCoast 99’s Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio


CHAMPS Healthcare is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of NorthCoast 99’s best places to work in Northeast Ohio. NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that recognizes great places to work for ... read more

August 07, 2017 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Releases Article on GPO Relationships


On Monday, August 7, 2017, CHAMPS Group Purchasing released an article focused on GPO relationships authored by Associate Vice President Tracy Wise. The article is being released as a follow-up to Jun ... read more

July 31, 2017 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Introduces New Director of Client Operations


Earlier this month, CHAMPS Oncology welcomed Vontyna Smith, MPA, director of client operations, to its team. In her new role, she is responsible for… Ensuring operational effectiveness and function ... read more

July 10, 2017 (Cleveland)

New Article Focuses on Capital Purchases


On Monday, July 10, 2017, CHAMPS Group Purchasing released an article focused on capital purchases authored by Associate Vice President Tracy Wise. The article is being released as a follow-up to last ... read more

June 30, 2017 (Cleveland)

Journal of Registry Management Publishes Casefinding Article by CHAMPS Oncology


CHAMPS Oncology is pleased to reveal its featured article “An Easier Way to Manage Casefinding” in NCRA’s Journal of Registry Management – Spring 2017 Issue. Casefinding is the systemati ... read more

June 29, 2017 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Launches New Responsive Website


CHAMPS Oncology has launched its new responsive website at champsoncology.com. The enhanced website now boasts a streamlined look, along with responsive design functionality allowing visitors to browse CHA ... read more

June 19, 2017 (Cleveland)

New Article on Partnering with GPO Suppliers


On Monday, June 19, 2017, CHAMPS Group Purchasing released an article on collaborating with GPO suppliers authored by Associate Vice President Tracy Wise.  Download Wise's article, 3 Wa ... read more

April 24, 2017 (Cleveland)

New Partnership – Dale Medical


CHAMPS GPO and Dale Medical Products, Inc. Announce New Partnership for Securement Devices CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Dale Medical Products, Inc. (Dale Medical) announce a new contract for securement devices ... read more

April 07, 2017

CHAMPS Oncology Celebrates 2017 National Cancer Registrars Week


Event Date: April 10, 2017
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March 21, 2017 (Cleveland)

New Responsive Website for champshealthcare.com


CHAMPS Healthcare, the business affiliate of The Center for Health Affairs, has launched its new responsive website champshealthcare.com. The website now boasts a streamlined look, along with responsive design ... read more

March 15, 2017 (Cleveland)

Contract Relaunch - Natural Gas and Electricity


CHAMPS GPO and IGS Energy Relaunch Contract for Natural Gas and Electricity CHAMPS Group Purchasing and IGS Energy relaunched their contract for natural gas and electricity. The service area for natural gas exp ... read more

March 14, 2017 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Establishes Partnership with Intermountain Healthcare


CHAMPS Oncology is pleased to announce its new strategic partnership with the Oncology Clinical Program at Intermountain Healthcare. Through this newly established partnership, CHAMPS Oncology will ensure the s ... read more

March 13, 2017 (Cleveland, OH)

CHAMPS Oncology Now Filling Certified Tumor Registrar Jobs


CHAMPS Oncology is looking to grow their team and fill certified tumor registrar jobs. For more than 40 years, CHAMPS has worked to raise the bar for the cancer registry profession. Their team of experienced CT ... read more

March 13, 2017 (Cleveland, OH)

CHAMPS Oncology to Share Expertise During Healthcare Conferences


CHAMPS Oncology will share their expertise during various healthcare conferences throughout the next few weeks. With more than 40 years of experience, CHAMPS Oncology is a proven leader in providing cancer regi ... read more

February 02, 2017 (Cleveland)

Contract Launch - Sports, Recreational Products


CHAMPS GPO and FlagHouse Launch Contract for Sports, Recreational and Special Needs Products CHAMPS Group Purchasing and FlagHouse announce a three-year contract for sports, recreational and special needs pr ... read more

January 17, 2017 (Cleveland)

Contract Launch - Fire and Life Safety


CHAMPS GPO and County Fire Protection Launch Contract for Fire and Life Safety Services CHAMPS Group Purchasing and County Fire Protection have launched a contract for all types of fire protection services ( ... read more

December 16, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Announces New President and CEO


The Center for Health Affairs and its business affiliate CHAMPS Healthcare announced today that the executive search committee of its board of trustees has selected Tim Jarm as the organization’s new pres ... read more

December 16, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS and Secure Document Alliance Announce Custom Contract for Hard Document Shredding


CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Secure Document Alliance (SDA) recently announced its three-year contract for hard document shredding, purge services and media drive destruction. This new custom contract is availab ... read more

December 15, 2016 (Cleveland, Ohio)

Client Contract Performance Reports Developed


CHAMPS Oncology Develops Client Contract Performance Reports CHAMPS Oncology has developed contract performance reports to identify, illustrate and quantify the cancer registry services, operational processes ... read more

November 30, 2016 (Cleveland)

New Piece Reveals Differential to Cancer Programs


CHAMPS Oncology recently revealed a new piece that defines their differential to cancer programs and the cancer registry industry. CHAMPS understands the priorities of cancer program administrators, clinicians ... read more

November 28, 2016 (Cleveland)

CoC Cancer Program Standards to be Implemented in 2017


In order to receive and maintain Commission on Cancer accreditation, cancer programs must meet certain requirements and guidelines for CoC cancer program standards each year. Cancer programs must be in complian ... read more

October 13, 2016 (Cleveland, Oh)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Technology Install Partners Launch Contract for Security, Nurse Call and Structured Cabling


CHAMPS Group Purchasing launched a three-year agreement with Cleveland-based Technology Install Partners. This new custom contract is available, without restrictions, to CHAMPS’ 7,000+ member locations na ... read more

September 06, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Releases Article on Supplier Diversity


On Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, CHAMPS Group Purchasing released an article on supplier diversity authored by Field Services Director Ron Esker. The article is the first of a series to be released regularly by CHAMP ... read more

September 06, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Texas Health Resources Launch Contract for Outsourced Supply Chain Data Base Administration


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces the launch of a three-year custom contract with Texas Health Supply Chain Services (THSCS) for Outsourced Supply Chain Data Base Administration, procurement services, integrati ... read more

September 01, 2016 (Cleveland)

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


CHAMPS 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, 201 ... read more

August 31, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS & Procurement Partners Launch Supply Chain Technology Contract for E-Commerce Portal


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a three-year contract with Procurement Partners for its e-commerce portal to aid in purchasing and transaction automation. Procurement Partners focuses on helping healthcare or ... read more

August 24, 2016 (Cleveland, OH)

The Center and CHAMPS Become Members of The Advisory Board Company


The Center for Health Affairs and CHAMPS Healthcare are pleased to announce they have become members of The Advisory Board. The Advisory Board Company is a membership-based firm, headquartered in Washington D.C ... read more

August 23, 2016 (Cleveland, OH)

CHAMPS Oncology Hosts Two-Day Corporate Retreat


Last week CHAMPS Oncology hosted a two-day corporate retreat for their 60-plus team of cancer information specialists. In order to stay up-to-date in the ever-changing cancer industry, leadership ... read more

August 10, 2016 (Cleveland, OH)

Registered Trademark Awarded to CHAMPS insight2oncology® and i2o®


CHAMPS Oncology is proud to announce the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded insight2oncology® and i2o® with an official registered trademark. The official certificate of registration on t ... read more

July 26, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS insight2oncology™ Provides Cancer Center Administrators with Customized Infographic


CHAMPS Oncology is now providing its insight2oncology™ (i2o) users with customized infographics, which highlight data and information that is most important to cancer center administrators, including the: ... read more

July 26, 2016 (Cleveland, OH)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Named Premier Certified Sponsor


CHAMPS 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 ... read more

July 08, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Announces Enhanced Agreement with Össur, Americas, Inc.


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces the relaunch of its custom contract with Össur Americas for its osteoarthritis and injury solutions bracing and supports products. The Össur contract is available to ... read more

May 25, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Hepner Air Filter Service Renew Contract for Air Filtration Products


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces the relaunch of its custom contract with Hepner Air Filter Services for air filter products. The custom contract with Hepner is available to CHAMPS’ 7,000+ members nation ... read more

May 12, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Upgrades insight2oncology™ to Cloud-Based System


In March 2016, CHAMPS Oncology transitioned insight2oncology™ (i2o™) from a web-based system to a cloud-based system. i2o, launched in January 2015, transforms cancer data into actionable informatio ... read more

May 11, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and SMS Healthcare Launch Custom Contract for Janitorial Services


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a new three-year custom contract with SMS Healthcare for janitorial services. The custom contract with SMS is available to CHAMPS’ 7,000+ members nationwide, except for c ... read more

April 29, 2016 (Mundelein, Ill. and Cleveland, Ohio)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Medline Announce Distribution Agreement


Global medical supplies’ distributor offering cost savings on supplies to members in scientific markets CHAMPS Group Purchasing announced today a new three-year custom contract with Medline that offers me ... read more

April 25, 2016 (Cleveland, Ohio)

Bill Ryan Received AMCNO's Honorary Membership Award


Bill Ryan, president and CEO of The Center for Health Affairs and CHAMPS Healthcare, received the Honorary Membership Award from the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio (AMCNO) at the 2016 A ... read more

April 11, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS GPO and Curvo Labs Launch Contract for Physician Preference Item Sourcing & Spend Management Software


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces the launch of a three-year custom contract with Curvo Labs for physician preference item and spend management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The contract with Curvo is available ... read more

March 30, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Leff Electric Renew Contract for Lighting and Electric Supplies


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces the renewal of a three-year custom contract with Leff Electric for lighting and electric supplies. The contract with Leff Electric is available to all CHAMPS’ members reg ... read more

March 28, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Accu Medical Renew Custom Contract for Waste Services


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces the renewal of a three-year custom contract with Accu Medical Waste Service, Inc. for waste services. The contract with Accu Medical is available to CHAMPS’ members throu ... read more

March 11, 2016 (Cleveland)

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 Matth ... read more

March 01, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS GPO and HARTMANN Launch Contracts for Incontinence, Skin Integrity and Bandages, Dressings & Gauze


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces new custom contracts for HARTMANN products in three categories: incontinence, skin integrity, as well as bandages, dressings and gauze. These three-year HARTMANN contracts, whi ... read more

February 16, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Introduces Client Services Team


On Tuesday, Feb.10, CHAMPS Oncology distributed a communication to all clients introducing their dedicated client services team of multi-credentialed certified tumor registrars. Each client has been designated ... read more

February 12, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Partners with Novatus to Implement Contract Lifecycle Management Software


CHAMPS Oncology has recently partnered with Novatus to begin implementing its contract lifecycle management software with the goal of streamlining business with clients. Novatus Contract Lifecycle Management he ... read more

February 11, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Principle Business Enterprises Launch Three-Year Contract for Fall Management Footwear


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a new three-year custom contract with Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. (PBE) for Pillow Paws® slip-resistant footwear. The custom contract for footwear is available to ... read more

February 08, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Spartan Chemical Launch Custom Contract for Warewashing Products


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a new three-year custom contract with Spartan Chemical for warewash products. The custom contract with Spartan Chemical is available to CHAMPS’ 5,000-plus members nationw ... read more

February 07, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Strategic Market Alliance Launch Custom Contract for Paper and Janitorial Supply Distribution


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a new three-year custom contract with Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) for paper and janitorial supply distribution. The custom contract with SMA is available to CHAMPS’ 7 ... read more

February 05, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Kent Precision Foods Group Launch Custom Contract for Fortified and Modified Drinks


CHAMPS Group Purchasing has launched a three-year custom contract with Kent Precision Foods Group for fortified and modified drinks. The custom contract with Kent Precision Foods Group is available to CHAMPS&rs ... read more

January 19, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS' Yolandi Myers Interviewed for Profile in The Journal of Healthcare Contracting


Vice President of CHAMPS Group Purchasing Yolandi Myers was interviewed for a profile in the December 2015 issue of The Journal of Healthcare Contracting. In the piece, "Full-Service Coalition," Myers discusses ... read more

November 13, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS and viperks Relaunch Contract and Offer Members More Savings


CHAMPS restructured its custom contract with viperks to offer CHAMPS Group Purchasing members and their employees’ savings on high-end brands and consumer products such as electronics, sporting goods, hou ... read more

November 13, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Principle Business Enterprises Launch New Contract for NeutroPhase


CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Principle Business Enterprise launched a new agreement for NeutroPhase, a wound cleansing product intended for cleaning and irrigation and wound bed prep. NeutroPhase is a broad spec ... read more

November 04, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Announces New Service Offering: i2o™ Snapshots


On Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, CHAMPS Oncology announced a new service offering, i2o Snapshots. These introductory reports provide unique cancer analytics that may be useful to strategic planning and marketing dep ... read more

October 14, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Announces $30 Million in GPO Savings in 2014


Upon 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 nation ... read more

October 13, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Carstens Launch Custom Contract for Charting Supplies and Equipment


CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Carstens have launched a three-year custom contract for charting supplies, computer carts, medication storage and distribution. The new agreement is available to all CHAMPS customers ... read more

October 13, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS GPO and Schwebel Baking Company Renew Custom Contract for Bakery Products


CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Schwebel Baking Company recently renewed their custom contract for bakery products for three more years. The custom contract with Schwebel’s is available to all CHAMPS members. ... read more

October 02, 2015 (CLEVELAND)

CHAMPS Exhibits at Critical Access Hospital Conference


CHAMPS Group Purchasing recently exhibited at the 14th Critical Access Hospital Conference, hosted by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).  “Being one of the newest additions to NRHA&rsqu ... read more

September 30, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Redwood Toxicology Renew Agreement for Lab Services and Onsite Drug Screening Devices


CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Redwood Toxicology Laboratory have renewed their custom contract for onsite drug screening devices and lab services for three years. Redwood Toxicology added new products to the cont ... read more

September 22, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Aunt Millie's Bakeries Renew Agreement for Fresh Baked Products


CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Aunt Millie’s Bakeries recently renewed their agreement for bakery products for three more years. Contract pricing is available to CHAMPS members in specific counties in Ohio, ... read more

September 14, 2015 (Cleveland, Ohio)

CHAMPS Oncology Authors Article on Mentoring Best Practices in Summer NCRA Connection


CHAMPS Oncology is pleased to reveal its featured article “Mentoring in the CTR Profession: Four Areas You Should Know” published in the summer NCRA Connection. In the article focused on mentoring ... read more

September 14, 2015 (Cleveland, Ohio)

National Rural Health Association Names CHAMPS Exclusive Gold Sponsor Partner


Through an exclusive partnership, CHAMPS now offers significant Premier group purchasing savings tailored to the National Rural Health Association and its members. “We are committed to helping the rural ... read more

September 03, 2015 (Cleveland, Ohio)

CHAMPS Healthcare Named to NorthCoast 99’s List of Best Workplaces


CHAMPS Healthcare is proud to announce it has been named to NorthCoast 99’s list of best workplaces by ERC. This prestigious award honors 99 Northeast Ohio organizations that have implemented successful w ... read more

August 24, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Celebrates 40 Years of Cancer Registry Solutions at Annual Retreat


This year, CHAMPS Oncology celebrates 40 years of providing cancer registry solutions to programs across the country. For the past four decades, CHAMPS Oncology’s team of cancer information specialists an ... read more

July 30, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Prepares to Celebrate 100 Years of Healthcare Partnerships


Efforts to plan a year-long celebration marking 100 years of hospital advocacy in Northeast Ohio and healthcare partnerships across the country have begun at The Center for Health Affairs and CHAMPS Health ... read more

July 10, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Renews Alco-Chem, Inc. Agreement for Paper and Janitorial Supply Distribution


CLEVELAND - CHAMPS Group Purchasing recently renewed its agreement with Alco-Chem, Inc. for paper and janitorial supply distribution. This three-year agreement is available to CHAMPS’ members in Ohio, wes ... read more

July 09, 2015 (Cleveland)

Gregg and Schmidt's Article Highlights How Cancer Programs are at the Intersection of Community Needs Assessments


CHAMPS Oncology’s Director of Analytics and Innovation Amber Gregg, MSHCPM, and Associate Vice President and Commission on Cancer-trained Consultant Karen Schmidt, CTR, are pleased to announce their artic ... read more

June 22, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Healthcare Named One of the Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio


CHAMPS Healthcare is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of The Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio. CHAMPS is one of only 150 organizations in Cleveland to be recognized. &ldqu ... read more

June 02, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Protech Medical Launch New Agreement for Radiation Protection Apparel


CLEVELAND - CHAMPS Group Purchasing recently announced a three-year agreement with Protech Medical for radiation protection apparel and medical products. This new contract pricing is available to CHAMPS&rsquo ... read more

May 18, 2015 (Cleveland)

Cancer Registry's Link to Community-Benefit Reporting the Focus of Gregg's Oncology Issues' Article


CHAMPS Oncology’s Director of Analytics and Innovation Amber Gregg, MSHCPM, is pleased to announce her article, "A Well-Kept Secret: The Cancer Registry’s Link to Community-Benefit Reporting," has b ... read more

May 12, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Focuses on System-Wide Standardization at IUH Cancer Centers Leadership Summit


CHAMPS Oncology proudly accepted an invitation to present at the Indiana University Health (IUH) Cancer Centers Leadership Summit on April 17, 2015. During the presentation CHAMPS Oncology’s Vice Presiden ... read more

May 01, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Clients Receive Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award


CHAMPS Oncology proudly recognizes three of their Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited cancer programs, Akron General Medical Center, Aultman Hospital and Fairview/Lakewood Hospital Integrated Network Cancer P ... read more

April 27, 2015 (Cleveland, Ohio)

CHAMPS Patient Experience Celebrates Patient Experience Week 2015


CHAMPS Patient Experience will be celebrating the second annual Patient Experience Week April 27 - May 1 by recognizing and encouraging global efforts to improve the healthcare experience for patients, their fa ... read more

April 06, 2015 (Cleveland, Ohio)

CHAMPS Oncology Celebrates 19th Annual National Cancer Registrars Week


CHAMPS Oncology will be observing the 19th annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW) April 6-10, 2015. This celebration of the cancer registry profession was founded by the National Cancer Registrars Associ ... read more

March 24, 2015 (Cleveland)

Santalucia and Gorley Featured in PX Learning Bite


A recent PX Learning Bite from The Beryl Institute features CHAMPS Patient Experience / Santalucia Group Vice President Carol Santalucia and Director of Client Services Toya Gorley discussing three components t ... read more

March 18, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and OFS Brands Launch New Agreement for Furniture and Modular Casework


CLEVELAND - CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a three-year agreement with OFS Brands to offer CHAMPS’ members significant savings on furniture and modular casework. This new contract pricing is available ... read more

March 18, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Renews UniFirst Agreement to Offer Members Savings on Janitorial Products and More


CLEVELAND - CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a renewal agreement with UniFirst Corporation to continue offering its members’ significant savings on janitorial products such as hand towels, soaps and more ... read more

February 24, 2015 (Cleveland, Ohio)

CHAMPS Oncology's Quality Assessments Ensure Cancer Registry Data is Reliable


CHAMPS Oncology conducts individual abstractor and database assessments to ensure cancer registry data is reliable and equipped for administrative planning, clinical outcomes and performance measures, as well a ... read more

February 20, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Extends First Communications Inc. Agreement to Continue Offering Telecommunication Services Savings to Members


CLEVELAND - CHAMPS Group Purchasing has extended its First Communications Inc. agreement to continue offering members savings on telecommunication, internet and telephone services. “CHAMPS is pleased to e ... read more

February 03, 2015 (Cleveland)

Melissa Smith’s Presentation at Stark State College Focuses on Cancer Registrars


CHAMPS Oncology’s Director of Client Services, Melissa Smith, RHIT, CTR, was invited to speak to health information management (HIM) students at Stark State College on Feb. 2, 2015. Her presentation, Canc ... read more

January 30, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS' New Agreement with Metrex Offers Members Savings on Infection Prevention Products


CLEVELAND - CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a three-year agreement with MetrexTM, offering CHAMPS members savings on infection protection products such as high-level disinfectants, enzymatics, instrument clea ... read more

January 28, 2015 (Cleveland)

New Web-based System Provides Unique Cancer Data Analysis for Hospitals and Healthcare Systems


For 30 years CHAMPS Oncology has specialized in cancer registry operations, cancer data collection and utilization, and Commission on Cancer (CoC) program consulting. Their newest venture, CHAMPS insight2oncolo ... read more

January 22, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Renews ALCO Sales & Service Agreement to Offer Members Savings on Medical Equipment and More


CLEVELAND - CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a renewal agreement with ALCO Sales & Service Company. This exclusive agreement offers CHAMPS’ members significant savings on repair parts, mobility aids ... read more

January 20, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS and Alfred Nickles Bakery Renew Agreement to Continue Offering Savings to Members


CLEVELAND - CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a renewal agreement with Alfred Nickles Bakery to continue offering CHAMPS’ members significant savings on bread and bakery products.  The Alfred Nickle ... read more

November 25, 2014 (Cleveland, Ohio)

CHAMPS Oncology Reveals Article on Cancer Registry Awareness in the Fall NCRA Connection


CHAMPS Oncology is pleased to reveal its featured article “Cancer Registry Awareness Through Community Outreach: Five Tips” published in the fall NCRA Connection. In the article focused on cancer re ... read more

November 19, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS New Agreement with VIPerks Offers Members Savings on High-End Brands and Consumer Products


CLEVELAND - CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a two-year agreement with VIPerks to offer CHAMPS members and their employees savings opportunities on high-end brands and consumer products such as elect ... read more

November 06, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS' Carol Santalucia Recognized for Leadership in Healthcare


On Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, CHAMPS Patient Experience Vice President Carol Santalucia was recognized by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) of Northeast Ohio with their Regent’s Award for ... read more

November 06, 2014 (Cleveland)

Healthcare Executives Surveyed, Recognize Value of GPOs


Findings from two recent studies suggest healthcare executives see group purchasing organizations (GPOs) as valuable partners in improving performance and increasing savings. Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) ... read more

October 27, 2014 (Cleveland, Ohio )

CHAMPS’ Velvet Ice Cream Renewal Agreement Offers Members Significant Savings


CHAMPS Group Purchasing recently renewed its agreement with Velvet Ice Cream. This agreement continues to offer members significant savings on all Velvet Ice Cream products including ice cream, ice cream s ... read more

October 24, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Patient Experience Announces 2015 LTC Webinar Series


Registration is now open for CHAMPS Patient Experience / Santalucia Group's 10-part educational webinar series developed specifically for the long-term care (LTC) community: Enhancing the Customer Exp ... read more

October 13, 2014 (Cleveland, Ohio )

CHAMPS Group Purchasing’s New Aggregation Agreement with Action Bag Offers Lower Prices to Members


CHAMPS Group Purchasing, the supply chain specialists, announced it has awarded an aggregation agreement with Action Bag, on their Premier contract for specialty bags. Through this new aggregation, Action ... read more

October 09, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Employees Named 2014 OCRA Officers


On Friday, Sept. 26, four CHAMPS Oncology employees were installed as Ohio Cancer Registration Association (OCRA) officers at the 44th Ohio Cancer Registrar Association Annual Meeting, “Certified Can ... read more

October 01, 2014 (Cleveland)

CQIP Presentation Cites CHAMPS Oncology


On Thursday, Sept. 25, Amy Waits, B.S., CTR, Oncology Data Center QI specialist for Northside Hospital Cancer Institute in Georgia, cited one of CHAMPS Oncology’s presentations that focused on the importa ... read more

September 19, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Renews Dairymens’ Agreement to Continue Offering Savings to Members


CHAMPS Group Purchasing recently renewed its agreement with Dairymens to continue offering its members significant savings on milk, milk products and yogurt as well as seasonal beverages including, apple cider, ... read more

September 02, 2014 (Cleveland, Ohio)

CHAMPS Healthcare Named to 2014 NorthCoast 99 List


CHAMPS Healthcare is proud to announce its recognition by ERC as one of the 2014 NorthCoast 99 Award winners. This prestigious award honors Northeast Ohio’s best places to work for top talent. This award ... read more

August 19, 2014

CHAMPS' New Agreement with Skil-Care Corporation Offers Members Savings


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a new agreement with Skil-Care Corporation, offering members access and savings to the entire product catalog, including seating, positioning, wound and fall prevention. ... read more

August 12, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology to Hold Cancer Registry Education Sessions for Staff


Early this fall CHAMPS Oncology will hold three cancer registry education sessions for their 40-plus staff members in Cleveland, Columbus and Indianapolis. These regional cancer registry education sessions will ... read more

August 11, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Reveals Article Featured in NCRA Connection


CHAMPS Oncology is pleased to reveal its featured article “Promoting the Cancer Registry Profession from Home: Six Tips to Staying Connected” published in the NCRA Connection Summer 2014 Edition.&nb ... read more

June 16, 2014 (Cleveland, Ohio)

CHAMPS Healthcare Named One of the Best Companies to Work for in Northeast Ohio


CHAMPS Healthcare is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of The Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces, the fifth annual list of the 100 best companies to work for in Northeast Ohio. “We are h ... read more

May 30, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Announces Partnership with Capstone Health Alliance


CHAMPS Group Purchasing is proud to announce its new aggregation partnership with Capstone Health Alliance, effective July 1, 2014.  “We are enthusiastic about our newly formed partnership with Capst ... read more

May 22, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Releases Cancer Registrar Video


Last week, while attending the NCRA 40th Annual Educational Conference in Nashville, CHAMPS Oncology unveiled their What is a Cancer Registrar video, which explains the profession and the impact cance ... read more

May 21, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Offers Members Special Pricing on Healthcare Compliance Pros’ Newly Released “Premium” Compliance Program


CHAMPS Group Purchasing is pleased to offer its members special pricing on Healthcare Compliance Pros’ newly released “Premium” compliance program. The “Premium” program is fully c ... read more

May 14, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Launches Oncology Outlook Blog


Today, CHAMPS Oncology announces the official launch of their CHAMPS Oncology Outlook blog, focused on the cancer industry, program standards, registry operations and more.  Led by CHAMPS Oncology’s ... read more

May 13, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS' New Agreement with DUKAL Corporation Offers Members Significant Savings on Wound Care Products


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a three-year agreement with DUKAL Corporation to offer CHAMPS members savings on traditional wound care and patient products, such as dressings and skin integrity.&nb ... read more

April 30, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Patient Experience Celebrates First Annual Patient Experience Week


CHAMPS Patient Experience celebrates the first annual Patient Experience Week April 28 - May 2 by recognizing and encouraging global efforts to improve the healthcare experience for patients, their families and ... read more

April 21, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Establishes Partnership with the Cancer Program at Summa Health System


CHAMPS Oncology is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with the cancer program at Summa Health System. This month, CHAMPS will begin providing cancer registry operations and consulting services to Sum ... read more

April 07, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Celebrates 18th Annual National Cancer Registrars Week


CHAMPS Oncology will be observing the 18th annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW) April 7-11, 2014. This celebration of the cancer registry profession was founded by the National Cancer Registrars Associ ... read more

February 04, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS New Agreement with Medline Offers Members Significant Savings on Custom Procedure Trays and Sterile Packs


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a three-year agreement with Medline Industries, Inc. to offer CHAMPS members savings on custom procedure trays (CPT) and sterile packs.  This new Medline contract pricing ... read more

February 04, 2014 (Cleveland)

Hare Quoted in Crain's on Protecting Patient Privacy


On Sunday, Feb. 2, CHAMPS Oncology Vice President Toni Hare was quoted in a Crain’s Cleveland Business piece on protecting patient privacy. In the piece, Patient privacy is an out-front focus for hospital ... read more

January 29, 2014 (Cleveland)

ACA Provisions Impacting Cancer Care the Focus of Moysaenko and Hare’s Latest Brief


Dr. Valeriy Moysaenko and CHAMPS’ Oncology’s Toni Hare are pleased to announce the 2014 edition of their latest collaboration, a white paper entitled, How Health Reform is Transforming U.S. Healthca ... read more

January 21, 2014 (Cleveland)

PX Perspective Blog Posts Featured in Ragan's Health Care News Feed


Since its launch in February 2013 as an open forum on patient experience, the CHAMPS Patient Experience blog PX Perspective has featured nearly 50 posts from the CHAMPS team and guest bloggers. This week, ... read more

January 20, 2014 (Cleveland)

Hare Named to Crain's Cleveland Business "Who to Watch in Health Care" List


On Monday, Jan. 20, Crain’s Cleveland Business released its 2014 "Who to Watch in Health Care" list. Among the 11 individuals named to the list, was CHAMPS Oncology Vice President, Toni Hare. In the Crain ... read more

January 14, 2014 (Cleveland)

Santalucia and (Kresnye) Fay Publish Article on Advantages of Service Recovery


The Nov. 2013 issue of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Revenue Cycle Strategist featured an article authored by two members of CHAMPS Patient Experience/Santalucia Group team: Carol Sant ... read more

January 13, 2014 (Cleveland)

The Center for Health Affairs Creates Grant-Making Arm after Donation from CHAMPS Healthcare


For many years, CHAMPS Healthcare, the business affiliate of The Center for Health Affairs, has used a portion of its revenues to help support the nonprofit work of the association. Thanks to a substantial dona ... read more

October 23, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Publication Featured in The CoC Brief


In the Oct. 23, 2013 edition of The CoC Brief, Toni Hare's latest collaboration with Dr. Moysaenko was listed as a feature article with the following description: "A new, in-depth publication entitled How Healt ... read more

September 30, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Patient Experience / Santalucia Group to Work with Paula Timco to Offer Emergency Department Consulting


CHAMPS Patient Experience / Santalucia Group has formed a strategic collaboration with Paula Timco to offer its new emergency department consulting service – PX3-ED. With the new development of this ... read more

September 25, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS GPO Members Save Nearly $25 Million in 2012


CHAMPS Group Purchasing’s top priority is to provide cost savings to their nationwide membership of more than 5,000 affiliates. Serving hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgery centers, clinical labs ... read more

September 11, 2013 (Indian Wells, Calif. )

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Exhibits at 2013 CASA Conference


CHAMPS Group Purchasing will exhibit at the 2013 California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA) Conference September 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells, Calif. By engaging in the 2013 CASA ... read more

August 19, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Agreement with GOJO offers Soaps, Lotions and Waterless Hand Rinses


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with GOJO Industries, Inc. (GOJO) to offer CHAMPS members access to discount pricing for soaps, lotions and waterless hand rinses.  This agreement with GOJO i ... read more

August 12, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Launches Healthcare-Centered Pinterest Page


As part of its social media strategy, CHAMPS Healthcare is pleased to announce the official launch of its healthcare-centered Pinterest page. Pinterest is a bulletin board style website that allows users to sha ... read more

July 09, 2013 (Toronto)

CHAMPS Patient Experience Exhibits at the RL Palooza 2013 User Group Conference


CHAMPS Patient Experience will exhibit at the RL Palooza 2013 User Group Conference in Toronto July 9-12. On Wednesday, July 10, during session six, Carol Santalucia, vice president, CHAMPS Patient ... read more

June 26, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Partners with Southwest General Health Center to Create an Optimal Patient Experience


CHAMPS Patience Experience has partnered with Southwest General Health Center, located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, to create an optimal patient experience through caring communication and patient navigation.&n ... read more

June 20, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Patient Experience Introduces Three-Pronged Approach to Service Recovery


CHAMPS Patient Experience kicked off its service recovery efforts recently with the introduction of a three-pronged approach to service recovery. This customized approach includes: a strong infrastructu ... read more

June 11, 2013 (San Antonio, Texas)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Attends and Exhibits at the 2013 Premier Breakthroughs Conference


CHAMPS Group Purchasing attended and exhibit at the 2013 Premier Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition: Plan to Connect and Share Best Practices, at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in S ... read more

June 05, 2013 (San Francisco, California)

CHAMPS Oncology Exhibits at the National Cancer Registrars Association 39th Annual Educational Conference


CHAMPS Oncology exhibited at the National Cancer Registrars Association 39th Annual Education Conference, May 30 through June 2, at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco. Attendees from CHAMPS included ... read more

May 24, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Agreement Offers Orthopaedic Soft Goods, Bracing and Support


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with Össur Americas Inc. (Össur) to offer CHAMPS’ members access to discounted pricing for orthopaedic soft goods, bracing and support. This agreem ... read more

May 20, 2013 (Columbus)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Exhibits at the Ohio Assisted Living Association Spring Conference and Trade Show


CHAMPS Group Purchasing will exhibit at the Ohio Assisted Living Association Spring Conference and Trade Show, Putting the Pieces Together, May 20 at the Easton Hilton Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. While exhi ... read more

May 19, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Patient Experience Exhibits at 4th Annual Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit


CHAMPS Patient Experience will exhibit at The 4th Annual Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit hosted by Cleveland Clinic Office of Patient Experience May 19 to 21 at the InterContinental ... read more

April 26, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Human Resources Conducts 2013 Regional Healthcare Salary Survey


CHAMPS Human Resources is conducting a 2013 Regional Healthcare Salary Survey that will include regional salary standards for more than 200 management, staff, clinical and non-clinical positions in Northeast Oh ... read more

April 22, 2013 (Cleveland)

Kresnye, Santalucia Co-Author Patient Navigation Blog for HealthStream


On Thursday, April 18, 2013, CHAMPS Patient Experience's Sarah Kresnye and Carol Santalucia co-authored a HealthStream blog post on patient navigation with Gwen Faust. In the post, Patient Navigation: Posi ... read more

March 04, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ New Agreement Offers Training and Compliance Programs


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with Healthcare Compliance Pros, Inc. (HCP) to offer CHAMPS’ members access to discounted pricing for online training and compliance programs for HIPAA, ... read more

March 01, 2013 (Cleveland)

Carol Santalucia Presents Service Recovery Webinar


On Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, CHAMPS Patient Experience Vice President Carol Santalucia presented during an RL Solutions service recovery webinar. Her presentation, "Service Recovery: It's Everyone's Respon ... read more

February 28, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ New Agreement with IGS Offers Natural Gas and Electricity


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an addendum to the current agreement with Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. (IGS Energy). In addition to natural gas, IGS Energy is now able to offer CHAMPS members electricity. ... read more

February 20, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Launches PX Perspective - an Open Forum on Patient Experience


Today, CHAMPS Patient Experience has announced the official launch of PX Perspective, an open forum on patient experience.  Led by Carol Santalucia, a nationally recognized leader in patient experience wit ... read more

February 15, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology's Lori Travers Authors Advocacy Update for NCRA


Update Strategy Five: Advocacy, an updated report written by Lori Travers, RHIT, CTR, manager, CHAMPS Oncology, is currently featured on The National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) website.  Lori Tra ... read more

February 13, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Celebrates 20+ Years as Premier Affiliate Program


In 2012, CHAMPS Group Purchasing reached a twenty-year mark in its relationship with the Premier healthcare alliance, one of the largest buying groups in the country, with over $43 billion in volume and more th ... read more

February 06, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Article on Improving the Patient Experience Featured on Front Page of ACE Newsletter


In the January 2013 issue of the Association of Cancer Executives’ (ACE) quarterly newsletter, Improving the Patient Experience and the Bottom Line, an article written by Carol Santalucia, vice presi ... read more

January 22, 2013 (Cleveland)

Crain’s Cleveland Business Highlights Carol Santalucia of CHAMPS Patient Experience as Who to Watch in Health Care


In the Jan. 21-27, 2013 edition, Crain’s Cleveland Business highlighted Carol Santalucia of CHAMPS Patient Experience as "Who to Watch in Health Care." In this piece, which showcased a handful o ... read more

January 21, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology at Association of Cancer Executives Annual Meeting


CHAMPS Oncology will attend and exhibit as a proud gold sponsor for the third consecutive year at the 19th Association of Cancer Executives Annual Meeting, Jan. 23-26, 2013. Toni Hare, RHIT, CTR, CoC-trai ... read more

January 14, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Announces Launch of CHAMPS Healthcare Facebook Page


Earlier this month CHAMPS Healthcare launched a CHAMPS Healthcare Facebook page that will be used to connect with those interested in CHAMPS’ six consulting services – Group Purchasing, Oncology, Pa ... read more

December 19, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ New Agreement Offers the QuickRead C – Reactive Rapid Test


Contact Julie Cox, CHAMPS Group Purchasing 216.255.3611 or julie.cox@chanet.org CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with Interactive Medical Technologies Corp (IMTC) to offer CHAMPS’ member ... read more

December 10, 2012 (Cleveland)

Toni Hare's Keynote Presentation at Georgia Conference Focuses on Quality Cancer Care


CHAMPS Oncology’s Vice President Toni Hare, RHIT, CTR, CoC-trained Consultant, was the invited keynote speaker at The Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE) Best and Promising in Qualit ... read more

December 05, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Healthcare’s New Service Line Partners with Clients to Create an Optimal Patient Experience


CHAMPS Healthcare is proud to announce its new service line, CHAMPS Patient Experience, in partnership with Carol Santalucia, a nationally recognized leader in patient experience with more than 30 years of ... read more

November 08, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ New Agreement Offers Next Generation Dysphagia Products


Contact Julie Cox, CHAMPS Group Purchasing 216.255.3611 or julie.cox@chanet.org CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc. to offer CHAMPS’ members access to and ... read more

November 08, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ New Agreement Offers Meal Kits and Shelf Stable Entrees


Contact Julie Cox, CHAMPS Group Purchasing 216.255.3611 or julie.cox@chanet.org CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with Cass Ventures, Inc./Fit Foodz (Fit Foodz) to offer CHAMPS’ members acces ... read more

November 05, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Signs Contract with Indiana University Health


This August, CHAMPS Oncology signed a new contract with Indiana University Health, located in Indianapolis, to provide consulting services to enhance the health system’s cancer registry. CHAMPS Oncology, ... read more

September 12, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Healthcare and The Center for Health Affairs Named to 2012 Northcoast 99 List


CHAMPS Healthcare is proud to announce its recognition by ERC as one of Northeast Ohio’s best places to work for top talent. CHAMPS share this recognition, which honors and recogn ... read more

July 06, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology’s Education Symposium Discusses Commission on Cancer Standards, Survivorship Care and Other Patient-Centered Topics


On Tuesday, June 26, more than 150 healthcare professionals from six states attended CHAMPS Oncology’s educational symposium, CHAMPioning Patient-Centered Care, at the Holiday Inn near downtown Cleve ... read more

May 22, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ New Agreement offers Sharps and Medical Waste Disposal


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with Daniels Sharpsmart, Inc. to offer CHAMPS’ members discounted pricing on sharps and medical waste disposal systems. This agreement with Daniels Sharpsma ... read more

May 14, 2012 (Cleveland)

Gyerman Quoted in For The Record Article


The April 9, 2011, issue of For The Record features the article Cancer Registrars Tackle Tough Assignments, which quotes Ilona Gyerman, director of CHAMPS Oncology’s quality & informatics division. O ... read more

April 16, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Client Receives Outstanding Achievement Award


CHAMPS Oncology is pleased to announce the recognition of its client, The Fairview/Lakewood Hospital Integrated Network Cancer Program, as a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) by the Commissio ... read more

April 09, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Celebrates National Cancer Registrars Week


National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW), an annual celebration of the cancer registry profession founded by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA), kicks off today. With more than 35 years in the canc ... read more

April 09, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ New Agreement offers Uniforms and Floor Mats from UniFirst


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with UniFirst to provide discounted pricing on uniforms, floor mats and microfiber rental programs, as well as a wide variety of garments for direct purchase. ... read more

March 22, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Announces New Blog for HR professionals


CHAMPS Human Resources announced today the official launch of their new blog for HR professionals, HR on the Frontlines. With 30 years of in-the-trenches HR experience, CHAMPS staff has a unique understanding o ... read more

March 21, 2012 (Cleveland)

Hare Discusses How to Juggle Multiple Accreditations in Oncology Issues Cover Story


This year's Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Conference, March 12-14, kicked off with the launch of their newly re-designed publication, Oncology Issues, which featured the cover story, "Multiple ... read more

March 02, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Announces New Human Resources Service Line


CHAMPS Healthcare announces its unemployment compensation service line has evolved and is now CHAMPS Human Resources, providing personalized and strategic human resources administration, management and consulti ... read more

March 01, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ New Agreement Offers Exam Tables and Support Products


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with The Brewer Company  to provide CHAMPS Group Purchasing members discounted pricing on various exam tables and support products. This agreement with The ... read more

February 01, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ New Agreement Offers Wall Protection Products


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with Pawling Corporation to provide CHAMPS Group Purchasing members discounted pricing on wall protection products and impact products, including handrails, wall g ... read more

January 23, 2012 (Cleveland)

New Resource Available on the Commission on Cancer’s Homepage


On Jan. 20 the Commission on Cancer (CoC) launched a new resource available on the CoC Homepage. Visitors can read about the 2012 Cancer Program Standards, learn about the National Cancer Data Base Rapid Q ... read more

January 19, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ New Agreement Offers Promotional Products and Apparel


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with The Image Group to provide CHAMPS Group Purchasing members discounted pricing on promotional products and apparel. This agreement is effective December 1, ... read more

December 05, 2011 (Post Falls, ID)

CHAMPS’ Mary Marshall presents at Kootenai Cancer Center


On December 5, CHAMPS Oncology Cancer Registry Specialist Mary Marshall spoke to a Women’s Wellness group at the Kootenai Cancer Center of Post Falls, Idaho. Her presentation highlighted the importance ... read more

November 15, 2011 (Cleveland)


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November 02, 2011 (Cleveland)

Hare Cited in For The Record Article


The Oct. 24, 2011, issue of For The Record features the article New Data Management Horizons for Registrars, which cites Toni Hare's article, Cancer Registry: Raising the Bar to Help Balance Supply and Dema ... read more

October 20, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ Agreement Offers Snider and Associates Playground Equipment


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with Snider and Associates, Inc. to provide CHAMPS members discounted pricing for playground equipment and site furnishings for sports, recreation and more.Thi ... read more

October 11, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Prepares Clients for New Patient-Centered CoC Standards


Following the recent release of the 2012 American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards, the CoC named 46 individuals, including four CHAMPS Oncology managers, as CoC-trained Consultants ... read more

September 22, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ Staples Agreement Offers Savings on Dickies Scrubs


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with Staples, Inc. to provide CHAMPS members and their employees access to Dickies scrubs and lab coats at prices up to 40 percent less than retail. ... read more

September 12, 2011 (Cleveland)

Four CHAMPS Managers Selected as CoC-trained Consultants, Will Assist Cancer Programs with CoC Accreditation


CHAMPS Oncology is pleased to announce the Commission on Cancer (CoC) has selected four CHAMPS Oncology managers to be CoC-trained Independent Consultants for the upcoming year, working to assist cancer pro ... read more

July 20, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Hosts Educational Seminar for Clients on CoC Standards, Patient Navigation


On June 28, CHAMPS Oncology hosted its first annual educational seminar for clients, entitled “Paving the Way to Compliance through New Patient-Centered Standards.” The full-day event, held at the Holi ... read more

July 11, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Announces New Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies Agreement with Dynatronics Corporation


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announced today a custom contract with Dynatronics Corporation. The contract agreement, effective May 1, 2011, will give CHAMPS Group Purchasing members access to physical therapy an ... read more

May 12, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Announces New Medical Supplies Distribution Agreement with Reidy Medical Supply, Inc.


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announced today a custom contract with Reidy Medical Supply, Inc. The three-year contract agreement, effective May 1, 2011, will give CHAMPS Group Purchasing members access to medica ... read more

May 10, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Announces New EHR Consulting/Support Services Agreement with E-Chart Solutions


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announced today a custom contract with E-Chart Solutions. The contract agreement, effective April 1, 2011, will give CHAMPS Group Purchasing members access to Electronic Health Recor ... read more

April 19, 2011 (Cleveland)

Marbaugh's National Cancer Registrars Week Article Published in Advance for Health Information Professionals


Kirstine Marbaugh's article, "Celebrate National Cancer Registrars Week April 11-15," was published by Advance for Health Information Professionals on March 14, 2011. Marbaugh, a Certified Tumor Regist ... read more

April 01, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Announces New Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies Agreement with Allstate Medical


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announced today a custom contract with Allstate Medical. The contract agreement, effective April 1, 2011, will give CHAMPS Group Purchasing members access to medical equipment, thera ... read more

February 04, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Announces Velvet Ice Cream to Replace Dairymens’ Ice Cream Contract


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announced today it will replace the ice cream portion of the Dairymens’ contract with Velvet Ice Cream, an Ohio-based vendor. This new agreement with Velvet Ice Cream will allo ... read more

February 01, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Announces New Office Supplies Contract Agreement with Independent Stationers, Inc.


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announced today a custom contract with Independent Stationers, Inc. The three-year contract agreement, beginning February 1, will give CHAMPS Group Purchasing members access to gener ... read more

February 01, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Announces New Restoration Services Contract Agreement with NBD International, Inc.


CHAMPS Group Purchasing announced today a custom contract with NBD International, Inc. This three-year contract agreement, beginning February 1, 2011, will give CHAMPS Group Purchasing members access to the ... read more

January 29, 2011 (New Orleans, La.)

CHAMPS Oncology Attends ACE Conference in New Orleans


Toni Hare, vice president, Karen Schmidt, director of operations, Kristine Marbaugh, manager, and Jordana Revella, director of marketing, attended the Association of Cancer Executives (ACE) conferen ... read more

January 18, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Healthcare Launches New Identity and Website to Strengthen Position as Healthcare Consulting Specialists


Building on a track record of tremendous growth, CHAMPS Management Services has taken the next step in claiming its well-deserved position as leading healthcare consulting specialists. CHAMPS Management Ser ... read more

November 16, 2010 (Cleveland)

Pennsylvania Association of Cancer Registrars Promotes CHAMPS as Sponsor


CHAMPS Oncology, the leader in cancer compliance, is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Pennsylvania Association of Cancer Registrars (PACR) for the third year in a row. Get to know the Ca ... read more

September 30, 2010 (Cleveland)

Hare's Article Published in ACCC's Oncology Issues


Toni Hare's article, Cancer Registry: Raising the Bar to Help Balance Supply and Demand, was published in the Association of Community Cancer Centers' Oncology Issues, September/October 2010 Edition ... read more

May 07, 2010 (Cleveland)

Hare and Moysaenko Publish Collaborative White Paper on Cancer Care and Quality Improvement


V. Moysaenko, MD, FACS, vice-chair of Ohio's Cancer Liaison Physicians, and a CoC cancer program surveyor, and Toni Hare, RHIT, CTR, vice president of CHAMPS Oncology and a CoC-trained Independent C ... read more

November 30, 2009 (Vienna, Va.)

Hare Speaks at ACCC's 5th Annual Hospital Summit


On December 11, 2009, Toni Hare, RHIT, CTR, CoC-trained Independent Consultant, spoke to an audience of 100 cancer care professionals gathered in Vienna, Va., for ACCC's 5th Annual Hospital Summit. Her presenta ... read more

November 12, 2009 (Cleveland)

Gerboc's Article, Defensive Abstracting Makes Sense, Published in Advance for HIM Professionals


Theresa Gerboc, a Cancer Registry Specialist for CHAMPS Oncology, contributed an article for the November 2009 Edition of Advance, the nation’s leading news magazine for Health Information Management (HIM) ... read more

April 16, 2009 (Cleveland)

NCRA's e-newsletter Promotes the CHAMPS and Fairview Article in Advance


The April 2, 2009, edition of NCRA: News Abstracts, NCRA's monthly e-newsletter, included a link to the Advance article entitled Making the Data Meaningful, featuring The Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center at Fairv ... read more