Yankee Alliance Welcomes New Collaborative Member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 19, 2013; Andover, MA

Strengthening their member offering, providing additional aggregation power and savings tools National Capital Area Shared Services joined Yankee Alliance.

Members of the National Capital Area Shared Services now have access to the entire Premier contract catalog plus over 780 Yankee Alliance contracts and aggregated low cost contracts and the power of Yankee Alliances strategic contracting, member services and data analytics teams.

 Helping members reduce supply costs is a priority for NCASS and the choice to join Yankee Alliance affirms their commitment. Cathy Spinney, Chief Customer Officer, Yankee Alliance said, “I am pleased to welcome National Capital Area Shared Services, and am excited to help their membership access cost saving contracts and collaborate with them on innovative ways to save beyond contracts alone.”

John Maloney, Director of Partner Development NCASS says “Identifying savings is imperative for our members. Putting in place a strategic relationship with Yankee Alliance provides greater discounts for our members and increased resources to support their savings efforts.”

About National Capital Area Shared Services

National Capital Area Shared Services (NCASS) is a regional GPO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area (a non-profit association of providers in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia). It has documented hundreds of millions in savings and cost containment since 1972. NCASS joined the Premier healthcare alliance as a group affiliate in 2008 and Yankee Alliance as a collaborative member in 2013.

National Capital Area Shared Services, 4601 Powder Mill Road, Suite 100, Calverton, MD 20705

For more information please contact; Amy Campbell, Senior Vice President, Administration, Yankee Alliance, (978) 470-2000 or at acampbell@yankeealliance.com.