We are thrilled to welcome Shoes For Crews (SFC) as our preferred footwear supplier. This partnership allows us to provide our members with the top-rated slip-resistant work shoes in the healthcare community.
West Palm Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) March 20, 2012
Shoes For Crews (SFC) has announced an agreement with the leading Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) in the long-term care industry, HPSI, as its preferred supplier of slip-resistant work shoes.
Under the agreement, SFC’s full line of top-rated [slip-resistant shoes will be offered directly by HPSI to its over 9,000 healthcare membership base.
The partnering of these two industry leaders adds significant value to both companies: HPSI will offer their members, ranging from assisted living facilities to retirement communities, the “original slip-resistant shoe” (as SFC puts it), at low corporate prices; SFC will sell more shoes, but more importantly, help HPSI’s members reduce slip and fall injuries, which are unfortunately all too common in these environments.
SFC’s slip-resistant claims are not unsubstantiated. They openly test their patented outsole’s slip resistance in Independent Lab Tests, going up against the likes of Skechers, Nursemates, SAS, Dansko, and consistently come out on top (for more, see http://www.shoesforcrews.com/technology).
“We are thrilled to welcome Shoes For Crews (SFC) as our preferred footwear supplier,” said Greg Perron, VP Contract Administration at HPSI. “This partnership allows us to provide our members with the top-rated slip-resistant work shoes in the healthcare community. Several of our existing members are already SFC customers, and rave about their products, services and reductions in slip and fall injuries. Since our members have needs to keep their employees safe, this was a very logical, cost-effective partnership.”
Jim Dugan, EVP at SFC, added: "Growing our healthcare business is a strategic priority for SFC. We look for innovative ways to expand our business with market leaders such as HPSI. Some of the HPSI membership base has already benefited from our technology with reduced workplace accidents. Now, our formal partnership allows us to tap into the HPSI network while generating considerable scale in bringing our solutions to its entire membership. I’m confident that HPSI members will realize a significant decrease in costly slips and falls. "
SFC’s patented technology, combined with their 60 Day “Wear and Compare” Guarantee, helped make HPSI’s choice in partnership an easy decision. Based on their respective successes in retaining key relationships, this partnership will undoubtedly endure.
About Shoes For Crews
Established in 1984, Shoes For Crews has served the needs over 15,000 companies within Hospitality, Foodservice, Industrial, Healthcare, Supermarket and Education communities with their top-rated, patented slip-resistant outsole for over 25 years. Their Safety Program comes at no cost to the employer, and every pair is delivered with guaranteed comfort and durability, all backed by a best-in-class 60 Day “Wear and Compare” Guarantee and Free Exchange policy.
To learn more about Shoes For Crews slip-resistant footwear, please call 1-877-No-Slips (1-877-667-5477) or visit their website at http://www.shoesforcrews.com.
Beginning with just four Southern California hospitals in 1964, HPSI’s healthcare membership has grown to over 9,300 satisfied nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential care homes, skilled care facilities, independent living communities, retirement communities and other senior care providers.
HPSI’s phenomenal growth has been fueled by a relentless desire to offer easy access and low discount pricing on virtually every product and service needed by an HPSI member. HPSI’s comprehensive contract portfolio includes products and services in dietary, medical, housekeeping, linen, office supplies, ware washing, pest control, capital equipment, and furnishings.
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