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June 11, 2013 (San Antonio, Texas)

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

Premier BreakthroughsCHAMPS 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 San Antonio, Texas, June 11-14, 2013.

CHAMPS staff, including Vice President Yolandi Myers, Director of Contracting Jan Elder, Client Services Manager Ann Marie Polichena, Operations Manager Tracy Wise, Price Activation Specialist Tim Andrejcak, Account Manager Renata Knaus, Account Manager Dawn Motiejunas, as well as the organization’s executive team, including CEO Bill Ryan, COO Phil Mazanec and Senior Vice President Laura Gronowski attended the Premier Breakthroughs Conference.

The first day of the conference, Elder presented "Revenue Recovery – A Success Story" to fellow Premier sponsor organizations, a presentation that highlighted three revenue recovery projects CHAMPS completed in the last year. One of the projects discussed in Elder’s presentation was noted as the fifteenth largest recovery in Premier history.

“Presenting at the 2013 Premier Breakthroughs Conference provided a great opportunity to share our revenue recovery knowledge,” Elder said. “I was honored to be a part of it.”

Some of the general session speakers and topics included Premier COO Mike Alkire who spoke about putting transformations and strategies into motion; CNN Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen who covered patient experience and advocacy; and Premier CEO Susan Devore who discussed the transformation of healthcare and how we need to think differently.

“Between the speakers, sessions and networking events, the conference offered so many valuable learning opportunities,” Wise said. “It was also great to connect with our members all in one place.”

If you have questions about the Premier Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, please contact Rachel Polchek at

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing
The healthcare group purchasing specialists of CHAMPS lift the burden for group purchasing managers and help the healthcare industry save money. For more than 20 years, CHAMPS has been a group affiliate of Premier healthcare alliance, one of the largest buying groups in the country, with over $43 billion in volume and more than 2,000 contracts. For more information, visit

About Premier
Premier’s mission it to improve the health of communities. Through the collaborative power of the Premier alliance, we will lead the transformation to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Our database is one of the deepest and most comprehensive in the industry, with data on 1 in every 4 discharges nationwide, 2.5 million real-time clinical transactions daily and $40 billion in annual purchasing data. Our ability to connect is our trademark. It’s how we share best practices. It’s how we solve pressing issues. It’s how and why we build new technologies. Only by working together can we overcome today’s fragmented system and really drive improvement. For more information, visit