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February 11, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Principle Business Enterprises Launch Three-Year Contract for Fall Management Footwear

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and Principle Business Enterprises Launch Three-Year Contract for Fall Management Footwear CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a new three-year custom contract with Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. (PBE) for Pillow Paws® slip-resistant footwear. The custom contract for footwear is available to all classes of trade and CHAMPS’ 7,000+ members nationwide.

“CHAMPS is excited to renew our longstanding contract with Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. for Pillow Paws brand of patient footwear,” said Jan Elder, director of contracting services. “Pillow Paws are known throughout the healthcare industry for their high quality, slip resistant tread, their breadth of product line, and their customized footwear options. This ongoing partnership provides CHAMPS members continued access to GPO contract pricing for all Pillow Paws products. Principle Business Enterprises’ Pillow Paws products can be purchased from our members’ distributor of choice.”

The custom contract provides member’s access to the full range of products for newborns to bariatric patients. Bariatric products are designed with a cross-stretch of 12 inches, which is the largest in the market and better meets the needs of this growing segment of the patient population. It is the mission of PBE to provide high-quality products and improve facility economics by reducing falls as an ancillary event.

“Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. has been the innovator in patient footwear solutions for more than 50 years in healthcare,” said Lynn Snyder, sales administrator. “We seek to partner with our customers to improve both patient care and asset utilization. With the average cost of a fall topping $45,000, standard procedures requiring short stays can lead to long-term stays with unintended consequences for both the patient and the hospital. PBE is excited about our renewed agreement with CHAMPS and looks forward to continuing to serve their members."

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 Principle Business Enterprises
Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. (PBE), a Woman-Owned Small Business celebrating more than 50 years of business. Headquartered in Dunbridge, Ohio, PBE has over 200 employees and more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space. PBE is a highly valued supplier to consumers, caregivers, medical professionals, home health, and acute care institutions. Pillow Paws is distributed exclusively within the U.S. by Principle Business Enterprises. For more, visit