Launch regional supply chain organization to expand high-value cost reduction and efficiency improvement opportunities across North Texas
ARLINGTON, TEXAS & CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Texas Health Resources and Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) have formed a regional supply chain organization to further scale advancements in total cost management for healthcare providers across North Texas.
Texas Health, which provides coordinated care across its 26 hospitals, physician group, trauma centers, outpatient facilities, and home health and preventive services, has worked with healthcare improvement company Premier for more than 20 years to deliver consistent high-quality, affordable care to its communities. The two organizations jointly developed the new regional supply chain organization to drive cost reduction and efficiencies in the sourcing of high-quality purchased services and physician preference items.
“As we focus on the future of healthcare in North Texas, we must continue to innovate across every aspect of care,” said Shaun Clinton, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Texas Health. “This new regional organization will build on our two organizations’ powerful scale, successful business models and industry insights to create a technology-enabled, supply chain partnership that allows us to more effectively source certain products and services at the local level.”
The new structure will allow Texas Health and its affiliates to aggregate and receive optimal value through a strong regional model for locally-sourced products and services that complement Premier’s national contract portfolio. Additionally, Texas Health will continue to leverage Premier’s national group purchasing organization and its highly committed purchasing program, SURPASS™, to drive compliance and scale for the purchasing of clinically efficacious products across its health system.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Texas Health to bring more value to their health system and other providers in their region,” said David A. Hargraves, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Premier. “Working side by side with our members on local purchasing efforts provides more opportunity to eliminate inefficiencies and duplication, while supporting their overall strategic objectives.”
The financial impact of the agreement was not disclosed.
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About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 26 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,000 licensed hospital beds, 6,200 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 25,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.