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October 13, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Carstens Launch Custom Contract for Charting Supplies and Equipment

CHAMPS Group PurchasingCHAMPS Group Purchasing and Carstens Launch Custom Contract for Charting Supplies and Equipment and Carstens have launched a three-year custom contract for charting supplies, computer carts, medication storage and distribution. The new agreement is available to all CHAMPS customers nationwide.

“CHAMPS is excited to announce that Carstens, Inc. has joined the CHAMPS GPO portfolio of suppliers,” said Jan Elder, director of contracting services, CHAMPS Group Purchasing. “Carstens is known throughout the healthcare industry as a highly respected provider of charting supplies and equipment. Our new contract offers discounts for the entire catalog of Carstens’ products, ranging beyond traditional charting needs, to include wall desks and workstations, computer carts and their unique line of WALLAroo, MediRoo and ISONAS products.”

“Today’s healthcare teams are looking to optimize patient outcomes, improve workflow and reduce risk with innovative, cost-effective solutions. We’re very enthusiastic about our agreement with CHAMPS Group Purchasing, and our ability to provide the utmost value to their members with quality products - which provide those precise solutions. Having a vast array of products, including configurable WALLAroo® workstations, various cart options and more than 2,000 charting products, means that we have the depth to tailor our solutions to the needs of each member,” said Michael Cook, director of national accounts at Carstens. “We’re excited about connecting with the CHAMPS membership, and we plan to help them create the optimal solutions for their facilities’ specific requirements.”

The ISONAS™ technology is unique to Carstens and is networked lock technology for point-of-care medication and supply storage. Carstens offers high-quality, affordable carts and the custom contract includes the LinkT™, a cart that combines a swivel seat with a desk.

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing
CHAMPS Group Purchasing leverages the purchasing power of 7,000+ member locations across the United States allowing them access to significant savings in product categories, including medical supplies, foodservice, wireless, office supplies and facility maintenance. As an owner of Premier, one of the largest buying groups in the country, CHAMPS sponsors its members allowing them access to more than $40 billion in purchasing volume, 2,000+ agreements, 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 2015, as well as to ERC’s NorthCoast 99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more, visit

About Carstens
Carstens is an established brand within the healthcare industry. Founded more than 125 years ago, the company pioneered putting patient information at the point of care with customized record systems. Today, Carstens brings new solutions to new demands with its WALLAroo® wall-mounted workstations and WALKAroo™ mobile carts, including the versatile LinkT™. As the healthcare industry evolves, Carstens continues to expand its line of EHR support products, offering innovative solutions for paper based record keeping as well as the integration of electronic solutions at point-of-patient care. All of Carstens’ products are made in the USA at the company’s Chicago area headquarters. For more information, visit