"With reimbursements declining, we needed to select a GPO that would help our company save on the goods and services we purchase every day. CHAMPS has proven to be a collaborative partner and addressed all of our concerns about contract commitment and pricing as well as the time it can take to manage contracts. Our account manager, Myra, and the team at CHAMPS manages all aspects of our Premier GPO participation. Their aggregation initiatives, contract variety, and the US Foods program has helped us reduce our costs tremendously."
--Bill Muenchow, Manager of Ancillary Services, Laurel Health Care Company
"In today’s competitive healthcare environment, the savings our facility achieves as a member of CHAMPS GPO is invaluable. CHAMPS has become our go-to resource when it comes to accessing new contracts and supply chain initiatives, but beyond that we benefit from the up-to-date healthcare information they send out on a regular basis. The value they bring to my facility was evident from the start – from free membership to aggregation of national contracts to their dedicated client services team. I feel like I have someone watching out for my facility in CHAMPS Group Purchasing."
--Bob Blankenship, Director of Materials, East Liverpool City Hospital
"With the increase in demand for our services every penny saved mean more seniors we can assist. CHAMPS Group Purchasing offers a well-rounded program and the continued savings prove it. We have our own CHAMPS Account Manager Rhonda Spoden working non-stop to find more savings. I do not have time to compare shop for everything we purchase. With CHAMPS and Rhonda it is done for me and I have faith and trust in knowing we do not over pay for items. She makes sure we are linked to savings as quickly as possible and is available any time I have a question or need help. I can’t imagine not having them in our corner working for us."
--Cindy Wells CDM CFPP, Director of Operations, Meals on Wheels Fairfield County
"CHAMPS is on the forefront and one of the most respected in the industry when it comes to increasing membership and developing offerings for the continuum of care market. CHAMPS has provided Patterson Medical new opportunities to collaborate with our customers across the United States to grow our portfolio offerings and drive Premier contract savings."
--Craig Marian, Director of National Accounts, Patterson Medical
"CHAMPS Group Purchasing is a great resource. The CHAMPS program allows our organization to strategically allocate our resources and identify saving opportunities while projecting and reducing our expenses. Our organization truly values the $40 billion in purchasing power, the US Foods program and the employee discount program offered through CHAMPS. Throughout the conversion process, we found the US Foods program (offered through CHAMPS) provides price transparency, delivers outstanding service and sends clear communications."
--Daniel Wallenhurst, Purchasing Director, Echoing Hills Village
"During our search for a GPO, CHAMPS had been recommended repeatedly by a variety of sources. In the time that has passed, CHAMPS continues to make it abundantly clear that our choice of GPOs remains a wise selection."
--Dean Eliason, National Director of Purchasing, Watermark Retirement Communities
"When I first heard of CHAMPS Group Purchasing, it sounded too good to be true. CHAMPS provides Microbac with a proven model to leverage national supplier agreements and pricing at a level we could never obtain based on our own purchasing volume. Having monthly meetings to brainstorm new supplier options for expense savings is a great benefit and value. Our dedicated CHAMPS Account Manager Jill Morad is outstanding to work with!"
--Gary L. Evans, Senior Vice President, Business Transformation, Microbac
"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, M.A., Th.M., CMRP, Director, Supply Chain, Western Reserve Hospital
"I really appreciate how on top of everything you [Dawn Motiejunas] are. You are incredibly helpful…I’d argue that you’re the best GPO account manager ever."
--Jenny Erickson, Surgical Materials Coordinator, Walker Surgical Center
"It has been great to work with our Territory Manager. He has been on top of the game every time. We have had guidance to find the best providers and best pricing. It is good to know that we are valued."
--Julie Murphy, Office Manager, Lasik Centers of America
"I wanted to thank Dawn for her recent help identifying savings for a mutual client. The team work was great. We provided CHAMPS with the usage report and they were able to provide an analysis of what contracts and tiers the client could access to help save them money. We are now able to implement over $25,000 in savings! Great job!"
--Kyle Jarma, Account Manager, McKesson Medical-Surgical, Medical Surgical Division
"I just wanted to thank you again for your dedication and assistance in getting us through the paperwork with Henry Schein.
We saved over $1,000 on our depo medrol order today! We were paying almost $400 per box of 25 and now thanks to CHAMPS/Premier Group Purchasing our price is only $185 per box for the same identical item."
--Marsha L. Tsangaris, Practice Administrator, Anesthesiologists D.O., Inc., Doctors Pain Clinic
"We have to say, out of all of the people that I work with, your customer service was the best! I asked for the HVAC suppliers and you contacted them with my contact information before I had their numbers! Wow! Thank you! I appreciate your thoroughness and prompt attention to my request!"
--Nycole Kostelac, Purchasing Coordinator, Precision Orthopaedic Specialties, Inc.
"It’s hard to find people who you can really rely on, but I can tell you that you’re one of the best when it comes to being able to rely on you! I sure thank you for that, Jan."
--T.J. Eisenbraun, Corporate Purchasing/Materials Management Director, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services, Inc.
"Wow Yolandi this is wonderful! Just think with the additional savings through US Foods, that’s nearly 1,550 extra hot meals we can provide to our seniors. Thanks to you and to CHAMPS!!"
--Cindy Wells, Nutrition Division Director, M.O.W. Older Adults Alternatives of Fairfield County Inc.
"It has been a great experience working with CHAMPS Group Purchasing as a strategic supply chain partner. The CHAMPS team helps us manage contract agreements and our account manager provides opportunities for savings specific to our facility. CHAMPS’ regular e-newsletter communicates further opportunities to save, keeps us up-to-date on the latest CHAMPS / Premier agreements and shares news from the hospital industry. I wholeheartedly recommend CHAMPS Group Purchasing and give them my highest endorsement as a value-adding strategic partner."
--Karen Meyer, Vice President of Finance, CFO, Rush Memorial Hospital
"I wanted to make you aware of the wonderful services Jill Morad has been providing us through CHAMPS Group Purchasing. She has found sources for items we had little or no experience with such as IV isolator hoods and certification companies. She always follows up to make sure the vendor has contacted me. We recently met for the first time and she explained the CHAMPS Business Review, which is extremely helpful. I feel lucky to have her watching out for us."
--Marshall Barron, President, Pharmacist, Barron Pharmacy