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Partners Cooperative and CME Corp Team to Increase Access to Healthcare Logistics and Technical Services

By Cindy Juhas | June 26, 2019

With 100 healthcare facilities belonging to its cooperative, the Atlanta, Ga.-based nonprofit Partners Cooperative (Partners) is one of the oldest, longest-standing groups within Vizient Inc., the nation’s leading healthcare performance improvement company serving more than half of the health care organizations in the U.S.

Thanks to the recent agreement between Partners and CME Corp, Southeastern medical facilities are poised to see an increase in access to healthcare logistics and technical services. This new agreement takes advantage of two key areas of CME’s expertise – sourcing, delivering, and installing healthcare equipment in the fastest and least disruptive manner possible as well as longer-term servicing and calibrating of the equipment to ensure optimal functionality.

“The services included in this agreement are right in our wheelhouse, and we will be able to offer better pricing through this special arrangement. Our logistics and biomedical services are unmatched in the industry, and both have been an important part of our robust growth over the past two years,” said Don Boone, Director, National Contracts for CME. “Now with a beachhead set in the Southeast, the CME footprint has been solidified on a national scale."

Studies show a delay in opening can cost hospitals up to $450,000 per day and healthcare clinics up to $120,000 per day. But CME knows their turn-key approach can prevent these costs and delays.  CME offers an advanced level of control and collaboration through its proprietary CME 360 software while securing compliance and performance that follows the terms and conditions of each project. CME360 software tracks and reports on initial equipment purchases, tracking of the items, receiving, warehousing, staging, assembly and delivery direct to the room. The proprietary software has been proven to save time for facilities that are under construction and need equipment. 

“This partnership with CME is extremely valuable for our members as they expand their facilities, reach new markets and stay ahead of equipment trends in a rapidly changing industry,” said Billy Nix, Director, Contract Management for Partners. “I know many of them are excited to get started with CME.”

About CME: CME Corp is the nation’s premier source for healthcare equipment, turnkey logistics, and biomedical services, representing 2 million+ products from more than 2,000 manufacturers.

With two corporate offices and 35+ service centers, our mission is to help healthcare facilities nationwide reduce the cost of the equipment they purchase, make their equipment specification, delivery, installation, and maintenance processes more efficient, and help them seamlessly launch, renovate and expand on schedule.

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