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May 11, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and SMS Healthcare Launch Custom Contract for Janitorial Services

CHAMPS Group Purchasing and SMS Healthcare Launch Custom Contract for Janitorial Services   CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a new three-year custom contract with SMS Healthcare for janitorial services. The custom contract with SMS is available to CHAMPS’ 7,000+ members nationwide, except for correctional facilities and meals on wheels programs.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of SMS Healthcare to the CHAMPS portfolio of custom GPO contracts,” said Jan Elder, director of contracting services, CHAMPS Group Purchasing. “SMS offers third party cleaning services for all types of healthcare facilities, large and small. We developed this contract in response to member requests for a service that caters to the unique requirements of cleaning patient care areas, including ORs, sterile ancillary areas and post-anesthesia care units. As a special feature, SMS provides their UV-C disinfection system and ATP testing at no charge. Standard cleaning services, such as those needed in medical office buildings and physician offices are also covered on contract.”

The custom contract with SMS Healthcare provides members an average cost savings of 20 percent.

“At SMS Healthcare, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality cleaning care for our clients, so we are especially thrilled to work closely with CHAMPS GPO as they clearly hold the same high standards,” said Mike Wein, president of SMS Healthcare. “We look forward to working together to meet the environmental services needs of hospitals and surgery centers around the nation, and believe that through our partnership we will have a significant impact on the healthcare facilities served by CHAMPS GPO - by reducing harmful pathogens and increasing overall patient satisfaction.”

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 $44 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 SMS Healthcare
SMS Healthcare specializes in providing full environmental services to high-traffic surgery centers, hospitals and medical centers nationwide. Our proven cleaning programs are designed to reduce HAIs, increase patient satisfaction, improve patient throughput time and save on costs. We rely on the latest technology and research to keep us accountable and ensure consistent, high-quality services. We work hard to improve the patient experience at each hospital and provide our clients with reduced costs, consistent service and a cleaner property. We hold ourselves to the highest quality standards and do “whatever it takes” to serve each property best. To learn more about SMS Healthcare visit our website