"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

CHAMPS’ Partnership with National Rural Health Home > Rural Health

CHAMPS’ Partnership with National Rural Health

Through an exclusive gold sponsor partnership with the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), CHAMPS now offers significant Premier group purchasing savings tailored to the rural health community.Through an exclusive gold sponsor partnership with the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), CHAMPS now offers significant Premier group purchasing savings tailored to the rural health community. Contact CHAMPS at 216.255.3685 or via email to join Premier’s gold sponsor partnership with the National Rural Health Association.

Rural Health Savings Opportunities

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. Through CHAMPS customer service model, rural health facilities receive unparalleled contract management, customized analytics and significant savings opportunities in product categories, including:

  • Medical Supplies  
  • Business Supplies
  • Foodservice Distribution   
  • Information Technology

Serving Rural Health Clients

The group purchasing experts at CHAMPS are committed to extraordinary client service customized to fit each rural health member's GPO contracting needs.

"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

"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

“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

Contact CHAMPS at 216.255.3685 or via email to join Premier’s gold sponsor partnership with the National Rural Health Association.