Intalere Elevate 2017

Going Up

Intalere’s “Elevate 2017” member conference this spring underscored the GPO’s “passion and mission of elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers,” said President and CEO Julius Heil. The conference was designed to provide attendees with education, and products and services to help manage spending and optimize clinical outcomes.

The annual Emerging Technology Show featured diverse suppliers and developing technology. Among the technologies featured were:

  • UVC germicidal light system.
  • Digital radiography system.
  • Implant verification software.
  • Neuro/spine microscope.
  • Pathogen elimination air system.

Healthcare Achievement Award winners
The following Intalere members were recognized for innovative contributions to their patients, communities and business partners in reducing healthcare costs and improving healthcare quality in 2016..

Supply Chain/Data Management or Supply Cost Efficiencies

  • The Oregon Clinic, Portland, Ore.: Successful Supply Management through Cultural, Technical and Organizational Changes.
  • University of Vermont Health Network, Burlington, Vt.: Pricing and Efficacy Tool for Value-Based Product Selections.
  • Virginia Mason Memorial, Yakima, Wash.: Virginia Mason Medical Center / Virginia Mason Memorial Supply Chain Integration.

Financial and Operational Improvement

  • Kingston HealthCare Company, Toledo, Ohio: Improved Employee Safety and Reduced Workers Compensation Expenses.
  • Miravida Living, Oshkosh, Wis.: Moving Procure-to-Pay into the 21st Century.
  • Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, Ind.: Product and Equipment Trials Project Analyst.

Quality/Patient Care Delivery and/or Patient Satisfaction

  • Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance, Wilmington, N.C.: The NEST Training Program.
  • DENT Neurologic Institute Infusion Center, Amherst, N.Y.: DENT Neurologic Group Infusion Center – An Alternative Site of Care.
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View, Staten Island, N.Y.: Enhanced Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Services.

Community Impact and/or Innovation

  • Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien, Wis.: Early Detection of Breast Cancer Saves Lives.
  • Livingston (Mont.) HealthCare: Livingston HealthCare’s Café Fresh – Model for Farm-to-Institution Nutrition Program.
  • Lompoc (Calif.) Valley Medical Center: Robot on Call – Telemedicine Saving Lives.
  • The Community at Brookmeade, Rhinebeck, N.Y.: Brookmeade Culinary Arts Exploration.

Intalere Alliance Awards
Recognition was given to the following alliances and Intalere representatives.

  • East Alliance of the Year: IKOINM Alliance (Intalere Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan Alliance).
  • East Alliance Rep of the Year: Janice Lisowski.
  • West Alliance of the Year: Health Resource Services (HRS).
  • West Alliance Rep of the Year: Emily Hughes.

Intalere Choice Achievement Awards
Top members for contract utilization

  • Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc.
  • Confluence Health.
  • Intermountain Healthcare.
  • Kennewick Public Hospital District #1.
  • Ohio Valley Hospital Consortium.
  • Proliance Surgeons, Inc.
  • Rural Hospital Solutions, Inc.
  • Samaritan Health Services.
  • Stratum Med, Inc.
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center.
  • Washington Rural Health Collaborative.

Intalere Choice Achievement Awards for Member Purchase Volumes

$24 Million Club

  • Intermountain Healthcare.

$8 Million Club

  • Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc.

$6 Million Club

  • Ohio Valley Hospital Consortium.

$5 Million Club:

  • Samaritan Health Services.
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center.

$2 Million Club:

  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium/Ambassador.
  • Confluence Health.
  • Omnicare, Inc.
  • Proliance Surgeons, Inc.
  • Stratum Med, Inc.

$1 Million Club

  • Davita, Inc.
  • Island Hospital/Skagit County Hospital District #2.
  • Kennewick Public Hospital District # 1.
  • LHC Group, Inc.
  • Ohio Health Corporate Offices.
  • Oklahoma Surgical Hospital.
  • Peterson Regional Medical Center.
  • Pleasant Ridge Manor/West.
  • San Joaquin General Hospital.
  • United Healthcare Services, Inc.
  • Ventura County.
  • Yavapai Community Hospital Association.