St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 21, 2012
Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions organization, recently assisted long-time member Lewistown Hospital, a 123-bed acute-care hospital in central Pennsylvania, in the creation of a state-of-the-art cancer center, allowing the facility to greatly improve cancer treatment and detection success rates while increasing revenues and significantly boosting physician recruitment efforts.
“Amerinet helped make our vision a reality. Not only did we save 50.8 percent on the purchase of capital equipment, Amerinet also provided technical expertise and negotiation strategies that were invaluable during the early phase of the project,” said Diane Kline, director, material management for Lewistown Hospital.
The savings were driven by Amerinet TargetBuy® promotions, which deliver exceptional savings for a limited time on a diverse assortment of market-leading capital equipment and other products selected to meet the immediate aggregate needs of the membership.
A valued member since the 1980s, Kline contacted her Amerinet team to collaborate in the development of a cost-effective purchasing plan to help Lewistown realize their goal of a new multimillion dollar cancer center. During the planning process, exclusive TargetBuys for the brands of linear accelerator, PET/CT scanner and related treatment planning and EMR software systems became available from Amerinet at a significant discount. In addition to assisting with the construction of a cost-effective and logistical procurement strategy, Lewistown asked Amerinet to help mediate negotiations with equipment manufacturers.
The eventual completion of the center allowed Lewistown leadership to advance its goal of bringing the highest level of care required by the community and addressed a need for improved local access to state-of-the-art radiotherapy services. In addition, by establishing a treatment niche, the hospital could realize increased revenues and boost efforts to acquire highly-qualified clinical personnel.
Lewistown Hospital was recently honored with the Corporate Excellence Award by the American Cancer Society as well as an Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Award in 2011 for outstanding performance in community impact.
“Lewistown Hospital continues to provide excellent care for patients at its cancer treatment facility; a state-of-the art center offering advanced, aggressive radiation therapy in a relaxed rural setting. Since the acquisition of this equipment, the success rates for tumor localization and treatment delivery has greatly improved due to earlier detection and more precise treatment techniques,” says Dr. Bernard Rogers, medical director of radiation oncology at Lewistown Hospital.
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