Yankee Alliance Welcomes New Member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 19, 2012; Andover, MA
Lowell General Hospital joins Yankee Alliance membership and gains access to the power of aggregation, strategic contracting consultation, physician preference item analysis and strategy as well as the strength of Yankee Alliance’s data analytics team.
Cathy Spinney, Senior Vice President Member Services, Yankee Alliance said, “I am delighted that Lowell General Hospital has joined our organization and excited to know that savings for the organization are already being identified.” 
Lowell General Hospital will have access to SUPPLYview™. SUPPLYview is Yankee Alliance’s proprietary analytics tool that helps hospitals approach supply chain management strategically using data and business intelligence. It allows Yankee Alliance to analyze purchases and usage to point the hospital to substantial savings opportunities.
Mark Scagliarini, Senior Vice President Supply Chain Services, Yankee Alliance said “We are excited Lowell General chose Yankee as a partner to help them achieve their aggressive supply chain expense reduction goals.  With access to SUPPLYview, Yankee’s proprietary spend analytics tools and services, we look forward to helping them quickly identify and implement contract and resource utilization savings.”
John Sullivan, Director Materials Management, Lowell General Hospital said, “The supply chain represents significant costs for Lowell General Hospital. We recognize Yankee Alliance’s commitment to reducing supply chain costs through contract aggregation and innovative ways beyond pure aggregation. We have placed a strategic focus on savings and we look forward to collaborating with Yankee Alliance to achieve our goals.”
About Lowell General Hospital
Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit, community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, the hospital offers the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors. For more information about the new Lowell General or for hospital updates, please visit www.lowellgeneral.org.
For more information please contact; Amy Campbell, Senior Vice President, Administration, Yankee Alliance, (978) 470-2000 or at acampbell@yankeealliance.com.