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May 24, 2013 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Agreement Offers Orthopaedic Soft Goods, Bracing and Support



bracing and supportCHAMPS 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 agreement with Össur is effective now through November 30, 2015. This agreement is available to all members nationwide and provides firm pricing for the first two years of the contract.  

Jan Elder, CHAMPS contracting director, said, “CHAMPS is pleased to announce the addition of Össur Americas Orthopaedic Soft Goods, Braces & Supports to our portfolio of contracts. Össur’s products are used throughout the CHAMPS membership. This new contract serves our members with GPO pricing that would be unavailable otherwise.”

Peter Jaccarino, director, national accounts, Ossur Americas Inc., said, “With our new agreement, we are excited to work with the CHAMPS members in providing savings, standardization opportunities and quality outcomes.”

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing
As healthcare group purchasing experts, CHAMPS helps the healthcare industry save money and lightens the contracting burden for purchasing managers. For nearly 20 years, CHAMPS Group Purchasing has been an affiliate of Premier, Inc., one of the largest healthcare buying groups in the country, with over $43 billion in volume and more than 2,000 contracts.

With more than 4,000 clients nationwide, CHAMPS is one of Premier’s largest healthcare group purchasing affiliate programs and has been working in the healthcare arena since 1916. Choosing to partner with CHAMPS enables healthcare facilities access to Premier agreements, while benefiting from CHAMPS’ personal and expert service, aggregated contract portfolio and custom contract offerings – making utilization of the program as seamless as possible. For more, visit www.champsgpo.com.

About Vendor
Össur (NASDAQ OMX: OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics that help people live a life without limitations. Its business is focused on improving people’s mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies that include the clinically proven Unloader One knee brace, the globally recognized Flex-Foot Cheetah carbon fiber running prostheses, and other advanced braces, supports, prosthetic limbs and compression therapies. Successful patient and clinical outcomes are further empowered via Össur’s educational programs and business solutions. Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide. www.ossur.com