GPO

A better way to buy

Through a relationship with HealthTrust, CHC Supply Trust offers community hospitals tier-one pricing on drugs, supplies and services. This is a level of savings typically reserved for larger hospitals and health systems.

What’s Unique?

There are several features that make CHC Supply Trust an excellent option for community hospitals:

What’s included?

CHC Supply Trust offers a wide range of hospital supplies and pharmaceutical products. Often hospital leadership is surprised to learn that the umbrella of contracts available also covers atypical “supply” categories such as human resource benefit contracts, administrative supplies and capital equipment purchases, to name a few.

How much does it cost?

Many community hospitals are struggling financially, so the program is designed to be affordable. Hospitals receiving GPO access pay a membership fee as low as $1,500 per month for CHC Supply Trust.

 

CASE STUDY: Yoakum Community Hospital, Yoakum, Texas

STATS:
25-bed critical access hospital in the heart of the Texas Hill Country


BACKGROUND:
Declining reimbursements, an unfavorable payer mix and sagging hospital operations created a negative bottom line


SOLUTION:
CHC stepped in with a full complement of services, including hospital ownership and management services. This relationship also gives YCH access to CHC Supply Trust.


RESULTS:
EBIDA went from ($182,000) in FY 2004 to $1.9M in FY 2015. YCH is now a rural hospital leader listed in Becker's Hospital Review: Top Critical Access Hospital to Know – 2015; 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know (Karen Barber) – 2014; 100 Great Community Hospitals – 2013


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