OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) today announced that Legacy Health, based in Portland, Ore, has selected UHC and its supply contracting company, Novation, to provide supply chain services to its multihospital network. Legacy Health is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation comprising 5 full-service hospitals and a children's hospital. It offers an integrated delivery network of health care services, including acute and critical care, inpatient and outpatient treatment, community health education, and a variety of specialty services.
"We are pleased to be selected by Legacy Health to provide supply chain and group purchasing services," said Jake Groenewold, UHC's senior vice president, Supply Chain. "The opportunity to partner with Legacy Health and provide UHC's proven supply chain services and market-leading contract portfolio signals an expansion of UHC's offerings and impact on helping leading health care organizations improve their overall supply chain efficiency, cost management, and operational performance."
Through UHC's group purchasing services, Legacy Health will access an industry-leading, comprehensive contract portfolio of high-quality, cost-effective medical products and supplies. UHC's supply chain team will work with Legacy Health to evaluate all savings opportunities across the supply chain. Using UHC's proprietary data tool, SpendLINK™, Legacy Health will be able to quickly identify and implement cost-reduction opportunities.
"UHC's contract portfolio, tools, and programs aligned well with Legacy Health's current system-wide strategic objectives and overall corporate supply chain strategy," said Denyce Campo, Legacy Health's director, Supply Chain Management.
UHC offers a complete range of supply chain services tailored to the unique needs of academic medical centers and other leading health care organizations, including:
- Sourcing/contracting—A full range of group purchasing functions, including competitive bidding, contract management, and contract maintenance
- Data-driven informatics—Scorecards and reporting tools with primary data collected from members to help identify savings and improve efficiencies
- Performance management—Consultative services to support members' supply chain optimization efforts
- Networking and education—Educational and peer forums for sharing best practices and opportunities for supply chain improvement
The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), formed in 1984, is an alliance of 111 academic medical centers and 255 of their affiliated hospitals, representing approximately 90% of the nation's nonprofit academic medical centers. UHC offers its members specific programs and services to improve clinical, operational, financial, and patient safety performance. The mission of UHC is to advance knowledge, foster collaboration, and promote change to help members succeed in their respective markets. For more information, visit www.uhc.edu.
SOURCE University HealthSystem Consortium