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Premier is a publicly-held company owned by their members with more than $45b in annual spend leveraging top-tier discounting from major manufacturers and purchased services. Adventist Health is a non-profit health system based in Roseville, CA that is an owner in Premier, and has developed the Adventist Health Purchasing Advantage for hospitals and clinics to access affiliate GPO programs. Adventist Health brings members supply chain infrastructure support through people, process and tools/technology.

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Group Purchasing Program

An effective relationship with a GPO is critical to your bottom line. As a network of independently owned and managed facilities, WHA members have access to programs not otherwise available to stand-alone facilities. WHA partners with Premier and Adventist to provide access to market leading pricing, advantageous wholesaler agreements and a wide range of services designed to support Materials Managers and supply chain operations.

Through this partnership, members can reduce supply expenses, improve operations, and create more collaboration amongst their leaders. The WHA GPO program helps members maximize their supply chain process while at the same time improving quality and reducing costs.

Premier and Adventist Health’s approach to best price

The supplies you want at the price you need through a unique model.

  • Direct source to specifications
  • Group buying opportunities
  • National contracts
  • Custom contracting
  • Performance group membership

Services for members

  • WHA Peer Network meetings for Materials Managers
  • Educational webinars on a wide variety of topics from Premier
  • Business reviews identifying opportunities for additional savings and outcomes improvement
  • Contract activation by Adventist Health support team
  • Spend Analytics tool provided at no cost for spend analytic reports and benchmarking
  • Non-acute purchasing program also available

Fact Sheet


John Sorensen, CMRP
Sr. Affiliate Account Representative
Shared Services Supply Chain
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