St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) July 17, 2013
Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions organization in partnership with Health Resource Services, an Affiliate of Amerinet, announced a new three-year sole source agreement with Confluence Health in Wenatchee, Washington that will allow the organizations to partner on supply chain cost reduction and quality enhancement initiatives, including the Virginia Mason Production System, the leading methodology for Lean innovations in healthcare.
“Partnering with Amerinet is a vital step in our vision to create a healthcare delivery system for residents of North Central Washington that delivers the safest, highest quality, most cost effective healthcare possible,” said John Doyle, Confluence CFO. “We look forward to working together as we build a regional system, featuring a collaborative continuum of care that maximizes the cost reduction benefits of standardization while enhancing safety and efficiency in all areas.”
The Confluence Health system is comprised of Central Washington Hospital, Wenatchee Valley Hospital, and Wenatchee Valley Medical Center all in Wenatchee, Washington. Established in 1940, Wenatchee Valley Medical Center is a large rural health care delivery system with a regional focus, with nearly 300 physicians and mid-level practitioners, providing care to area residents through clinics in 10 communities and Wenatchee Valley Hospital, a licensed 20-bed facility which serves medical, surgical and acute rehabilitation patients. Central Washington Hospital is a 190-bed facility, with family physicians, internal medicine and orthopaedic outpatient clinics.
Prior to joining Central Washington to form Confluence, Wenatchee Valley has been an Amerinet member for more than 15 years and has been active in the regional member input councils for laboratory, foodservice, materials and pharmacy. In addition to undertaking supply chain cost reduction projects in these areas, Confluence is currently utilizing The Virginia Mason Institute for process improvement and Lean initiatives.
“Amerinet’s customer service is outstanding and they have done an excellent job of connecting us to opportunities to reduce our costs while engaging us in dialogues that can help us access best practice resources to improve care delivery. We look forward to expanding our relationship,” said Mark Preston, Director of Supply Chain, Confluence Health.
As a leading national healthcare solutions organization, Amerinet collaborates with acute and non-acute care providers to create and deliver unique solutions through performance improvement resources, guidance and ongoing support. With better product standardization and utilization, new financial tools beyond contracting and alliances that help lower costs, raise revenue and champion quality, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about how Amerinet can help you successfully navigate the future of healthcare reform, visit http://www.amerinet-gpo.com.
About Health Resource Services
Health Resource Services, LLC is a strategic marketing affiliate of Amerinet, providing group purchasing and administrative services to Amerinet members throughout the United States. Since the 1980's, we’ve helped thousands of clients reduce supply chain costs, boost revenue and improve quality of care by providing access to a portfolio of carefully negotiated contracts and world class service. http://www.amerinet-hrs.com