AHMC Inc. & AHMC Healthcare Inc. Continue to Focus on Cost-Management

AHMC renews exclusive relationship with Broadlane to reduce supply chain costs and improve operations

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It's an exciting time at AHMC with their recent acquisition of the former Anaheim Memorial Medical Center, and we are grateful for the faith they have in our abilities to deliver even greater savings and supply chain improvements for their system in the coming years.

Dallas, TX (Vocus) July 30, 2009

Broadlane, the leading cost-management company for healthcare providers, announced today that AHMC Inc. & AHMC Healthcare Inc. (AHMC) in Alhambra, California has renewed its exclusive supply chain relationship with Broadlane for another five years. AHMC will continue to access Broadlane's unparalleled national contract portfolio of consumable supplies, equipment, pharmaceuticals and purchased services to help manage its approximate $100 million in annual supply spend for its seven hospitals, including the recently-acquired AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center.

"Our relationship with Broadlane has been very successful and provided significant savings to help provide better patient care," said Houshang Abd, Chief Financial Officer, AHMC. "We performed due diligence, examining two other healthcare supply chain companies and interviewing two California-based Broadlane renewal clients. The best-in-class Broadlane pricing, dedicated service excellence and rave reviews from Broadlane clients who recently renewed relationships were determining factors for our decision. Broadlane, a growing company like AHMC, has demonstrated a continuous ability to provide significant savings and supply chain improvements, and we look forward to further savings and improvement in the coming years."

AHMC will continue to utilize:

  •     OnRamp®, Broadlane's proprietary client portal, to access the national contract portfolio, informatics, Broadlane and industry news and education.
  •     BroadLink® (Broadlane's e-commerce exchange) to automate and manage transactions between AHMC facilities and suppliers electronically. The facilities can also manage purchase orders, purchase acknowledgements, advanced ship notifications, invoices and product and price updates through BroadLink.
  •     Quote Review Services for medical capital equipment purchases on Broadlane's contract portfolio. AHMC will continue to use Broadlane's Quote Review Services to identify additional savings opportunities and verify contract terms and conditions and pricing related to warranty and training.
"We are pleased to continue our successful, exclusive relationship with AHMC," said David Ricker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Broadlane. "It's an exciting time at AHMC with their recent acquisition of the former Anaheim Memorial Medical Center, and we are grateful for the faith they have in our abilities to deliver even greater savings and supply chain improvements for their system in the coming years."

About AHMC Inc. & AHMC Healthcare Inc.
AHMC Inc. & AHMC Healthcare Inc. currently consist of seven comprehensive acute care facilities located in the Greater San Gabriel Valley area and Anaheim. These hospitals include Alhambra Hospital Medical Center, Anaheim Regional Medical Center, Garfield Medical Center, Greater El Monte Community Hospital, Monterey Park Hospital, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, and Whittier Hospital Medical Center. Since their inception in 1998 and 2004, respectively, AHMC Inc. & AHMC Healthcare Inc. together have grown to a total capacity of over 1000 beds, with over 7,000 employees and over 3,000 physicians all committed to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care for our community. Over 119,500 patients seek care through our Emergency Departments and approximately 200,000 total patients are attended to and treated annually. For more information, visit http://www.ahmchealth.com .

About Broadlane:
Broadlane is the leading cost management company for healthcare providers. Broadlane's mission is to deliver and sustain exceptional improvements in the financial and operating performance of healthcare providers to afford them greater opportunity to achieve their missions. Its core services include supply chain management and clinical workforce management services.

Broadlane's clients include leading providers such as Advocate Health Care, Ascension Health, Beaumont Hospitals, CHRISTUS Health, Continuum Health Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Kindred Healthcare, MedCath Corporation, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, Tenet Healthcare, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, US Oncology and UMass Memorial Health Care. The company is headquartered in Dallas with offices in Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, New York City and Oakland. For more information, visit http://www.broadlane.com .

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