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.
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
- 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
We know that operating more efficiently while reducing costs is your top priority. 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 to bring members a robust non-acute portfolio. Through a partnership with Adventist Health and Henry Schein Medical, this program provides contract access to medical / surgical supplies, pharmaceuticals, laboratory supplies, and equipment specifically for non-acute facilities.
The WHA non-acute GPO program can help members balance supply costs and simplify their ordering process. Adventist Health provides back office support to assure pricing connectivity and integrity. Henry Schein Medical provides 1-2 day order delivery while confirming pricing accuracy for Premier contracted products.
Supplies you want at the price you need:
- Employee cellular phone discounts
- Information Technology
- Office supplies/shredding services
- Medical supplies/equipment
- Lab/imaging supplies
- Administrative/HR solutions
- Exam room furniture
- Housekeeping supplies
- Food service
- Facilities maintenance
- Employee discounts
Acquiring new capital equipment can be a daunting task. You need a solution that is effective and affordable for equipment planning, and in support of new construction and routine capital equipment.
WHA partners with MEMdata to provide members with a way to reduce the cost of new capital equipment purchases. MEMdata's risk-free, self-funding program identifies the best pricing for all options and can be used in conjunction with GPO agreements. Members who utilize this program save an average of 18% identified savings on their total capital equipment purchase budget.
We know how hard it is to make sure you have the insurance coverage you need. WHA partners with Lockton Companies, the world’s largest independent, privately owned global insurance broker to deliver insurance programs and solutions to members that meet the unique needs of rural healthcare providers. Through Lockton’s unique personal approach, their representatives take time to understand member goals in order to deliver tailored insurance solutions. The same team that designs, negotiates, and implements the insurance plan is also responsible for managing your service needs.
Property and Casualty programs:
- Hospital Professional Liability
- Physician Professional Liability
- General Liability
- Umbrella Liability
- Directors and Officers/Employment
- Employers Liability
- Auto & Ambulance
- Builder’s Risk
- Cyber Liability
As a high growth organization within an ever-changing healthcare landscape, it’s likely that you are challenged by many questions when planning for the future. Wipfli utilizes a combination of market, financial, and reimbursement data to support your strategic business decisions.
Managing day to day operations in a rural healthcare facility can be challenging. We know that making sure your supply chain is well-aligned is important to the sustainability of your facility. As a member of WHA you have access to resources to help you navigate contract negotiations, supply chain processes, and more through our preferred partner, Trim Consulting.
- Contract Negotiation & Cost Savings
- Change Management & Departmental Collaboration
- Capital Equipment Life Cycle Management
- Process Improvement Strategies
With over 35 years of experience in healthcare supply chain, Trim Consulting is well-positioned to help you save money.