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January 22, 2015 (Cleveland)

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



Alco SalesCLEVELAND - 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 and durable medical equipment for products such as wheelchairs, casters and wheels, material handling and more. 

The ALCO Sales & Service contract renewal pricing is available to CHAMPS’ members nationwide. Eligible facilities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, rehab centers, health maintenance organizations and clinics, imaging centers, clinical labs, surgery centers, home health agencies, physician offices as well as educational and non-health facilities. 

“CHAMPS is pleased to announce a three-year contract renewal with Alco Sales & Service,” said Jan Elder, director of contracting services, CHAMPS Group Purchasing. “Facility managers within our membership will appreciate the discounts on products throughout ALCO Sales & Service’s catalog.”

“Our renewed agreement with CHAMPS now includes our line of heavy-duty wheelchairs with a lifetime warranty on frames and cross braces, and a five-year warranty on parts,” said Mike Kikos, vice president, ALCO Sales & Service Company. “We also just released our new EP2 Equipment and Parts Sourcebook. This catalog has over 800 pages of products that can be used in many departments throughout all facilities.”

Alco Sales & Service’s EP2 Sourcebook can be viewed in the virtual catalog section or ordered at no charge by visiting www.alcosales.com.

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing 
CHAMPS Group Purchasing leverages the purchasing power of 5,000+ members across the United States allowing them access to significant savings in product categories, including medical supplies, foodservice, wireless, office supplies and facilities maintenance. As a group affiliate sponsor program of the Premier healthcare alliance, one of the largest buying groups in the country, CHAMPS provides members access to more than $43 billion in purchasing volume, 2,000+ contracts, GPO contract management and unparalleled customer service. It’s simple to start realizing significant savings - with zero fees and no cost to join - the sign-up process is seamless. CHAMPS is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and to ERC’s Northcoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2014. For more, visit champsgpo.com.

About ALCO Sales & Service
Alco has serviced the Acute and Long Term Care market for over 60 years. Alco is a nationwide distributer with more than 250 different manufacturers which enables us to supply a wide range of products. Our primary focused being on the replacement parts for wheelchairs, beds and stretchers. Alco also carries its own line of heavy-duty wheelchairs along with patient handling equipment. For additional information on the products we can supply please visit our web site at www.alcosales.com.