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January 19, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS' Yolandi Myers Interviewed for Profile in The Journal of Healthcare Contracting



CHAMPS' Yolandi Myers Interview for Profile in The Journal of Healthcare ContractingVice President of CHAMPS Group Purchasing Yolandi Myers was interviewed for a profile in the December 2015 issue of The Journal of Healthcare Contracting. In the piece, "Full-Service Coalition," Myers discusses CHAMPS Group Purchasing's evolution over the last century and how exceptional client service has been the key to their success.

"We realized many years ago that it isn't enough to simply save members money if you are not working closely with them to identify their organizational goals," said Myers in The Journal of Healthcare Contracting profile. "Our organization has changed vastly over the years, including the way we collaborate with our membership. Our Client Services team acts as an extension of the member's purchasing department, consulting and collaborating with them to perform data analytics that guide them to savings opportunities; resolve connection, communication and pricing issues with suppliers; and help them achieve their organization's supply chain goals."

In addition to CHAMPS' client services model, Myers discusses the following topics inThe Journal of Healthcare Contracting profile:

  • CHAMPS' mission and growth over the years
  • How CHAMPS' status as a regional coalition benefits members
  • The changes CHAMPS has seen in savings since its inception
  • CHAMPS' relationship with its national GPO, Premier group purchasing
  • Where CHAMPS is headed in the next several years

Myers' thought on these topics and more can be read by accessing the full profile in The Journal of Healthcare Contracting's December 2015 issue.

For more on the history of CHAMPS and the celebration of their centennial in 2016, visit CHAMPS100.com.

Contact us to learn more about the exceptional client service provided by CHAMPS' Group Purchasing experts.


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 champsgpo.com.