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Getting the Most From Your GPO Contract: The Value of Distributor Contracts

By CME Corp Staff on Jun 15, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Working with a GPO allows hospitals to benefit from the buying power of combining hundreds of healthcare facilities.  This is a well-known fact among buyers and purchasing managers as it relates to purchasing products from manufacturers.  

However, knowledge of the role that a medical distributor can play in the procurement and delivery services provided through a GPO is far less common.  A medical distributor can save you time and money by providing value added services focused on ordering efficiency and streamlining the delivery process.

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100 Healthcare Facilities Poised to Save Significant Time and Money

By CME Corp Staff on Jul 17, 2019 10:02:21 AM

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

By Cindy Juhas on Jun 26, 2019 10:55:04 AM

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.

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Time is Money, That's Why CME and Premier Inc. Built a New Direct-to-Site Logistics Services Agreement

By CME Corp Staff on Jun 12, 2019 12:24:16 PM

“Time is money for healthcare facilities, and when it comes to getting the proper equipment installed, the logistics have to be executed in the most efficient way possible,” says Tim Farinholt, Director, National Accounts for CME. “With our vast experience in outfitting hospitals from remote islands in Alaska to the towers of New York City, CME is a trusted resource for healthcare facilities tackling the most complex logistical challenges.”  

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CME Teams With One of Nations Largest Group Purchasing Organizations

By CME Corp Staff on Jan 30, 2019 5:00:08 PM

“Enhancing the partnership with Intalere National Health Alliance opens many doors for CME as we continue to expand across the nation and bring our world-class healthcare equipment solutions to facilities,” said K.C. Meleski, Vice President of Sales for CME. “This year, a major focus for us is saving money for our customers, and this agreement is a critical part of that strategy to help facility operators find efficiencies and streamline their operations.”

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CME, Alliant Purchasing Strike Deal to Provide Services to Medical Community Nationwide

By CME Corp Staff on May 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

WARWICK, R.I. – Together, CME Corp and Alliant Purchasing are excited to announce an agreement that will provide expedited service and coveted biomedical expertise to Alliant’s network of over 10,000 members.  

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CME to Provide Exclusive Biomedical Services to CNECT Members

By CME Corp Staff on Apr 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

WARWICK, R.I. – CME Corp, a healthcare equipment and logistics solutions company, is pleased to continue its expansion of biomedical services by partnering with CNECT, a national group purchasing organization, to provide support for their network’s members across the entire equipment lifecycle.

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CME, Capstone Partnership to Provide Equipment, Logistics to Hundreds of Healthcare Facilities

By CME Corp Staff on Oct 31, 2017 1:00:00 PM

New agreement produces strategic advantages for 2 fast-growing national companies

WARWICK, R.I. – One of the largest sourcing groups for healthcare facilities in the nation and the leading healthcare equipment and logistics company have joined forces in a new agreement designed to benefit millions of patients, both companies announced today.

According to the agreement, CME will offer comprehensive healthcare equipment sourcing, biomedical services, IT support, and turnkey logistics to Capstone Health Alliance, a Regional Group Purchasing Organization of healthcare members that includes more than 37,000 beds at 250 hospitals in 23 states across the Eastern, Southeastern and Midwest regions of the country.

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Getting Best Pricing and Reducing Your P.O's

By CME Corp Staff on Nov 11, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities face rising pressures to provide the highest quality care to a growing number of patients but with an ever-diminishing budget from both private and public sector payers. This shift was made even more prominent following the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Everyone in health care now carries the banner of doing more with less. Only, how do you turn phrasing into action?

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