Dallas (Vocus) June 17, 2009
Broadlane announced today that Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia has selected Broadlane as the exclusive provider of supply chain management and procurement services to help manage its approximate $52 million in annual spend. The relationship is effective October 1, 2009.
Virginia Hospital Center will access Broadlane's unparalleled national GPO portfolio of consumable supplies, equipment, pharmaceuticals and purchased services. Additionally, Virginia Hospital Center will utilize OnRamp® (Broadlane's client portal) to access contract and vendor information, run reports (such as pharmacy price verification), view Broadlane news and information and download training and continuing education.
"This is a time when cost-management is a must," said Robin Norman, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Virginia Hospital Center. "Supply chain is our second largest operating expense. We examined many companies looking for ways improve our supply chain and decrease operating costs. Broadlane emerged as the leader with the best solutions to meet our needs and deliver significant savings."
Virginia Hospital Center will utilize a full array of Broadlane's cost management services including:
"We are pleased to welcome Virginia Hospital Center as a Broadlane Client," said David Ricker, president and chief executive officer, Broadlane. "Virginia Hospital Center was seeking innovative and effective cost-saving solutions, and we are confident that the custom solutions we developed will help deliver the savings and operational improvements they require."
About Virginia Hospital Center
For over 60 years, Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington metropolitan area. Virginia Hospital Center's $150 million state-of-the-art facility offers comprehensive healthcare and multiple Centers of Excellence including Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, the first NAPBC-accredited Center for Breast Health in Virginia, Neuroscience, Oncology, Total Joint Replacement (hip and knee), Women & Infant Health and Urology. Growing service lines include Executive Health and the only Lung Cancer Center in northern Virginia.
Virginia Hospital Center is a teaching hospital, long-associated with Georgetown University's School of Medicine, and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health. For additional information, please visit http://www.virginiahospitalcenter.com.
Broadlane is the leading cost management company for healthcare providers. Its core services include supply chain management and clinical workforce management services.
Broadlane's comprehensive supply chain services include:
Broadlane Workforce Management™ addresses nurses and allied healthcare practitioners and includes:
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, 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.