Savings solutionYankee Alliance works with members to standardize product utilization, implement clinical best practices and drive costs out of supply chain. In 2020, Yankee Alliance worked with S2S Global and Ansell Technologies to initiate a surgeon glove utilization and conversion project for Southcoast Hospital Group.

To get started, Yankee Alliance together with Ansell’s surgeon glove representative went through a utilization assessment of Southcoast Hospital Group surgeon glove usage to determine and address redundancy, decrease SKU’s, review expired and rarely used glove products.  With the results of the utilization assessment and in conjunction with Blue.Point’s Action Plan recommendations we revealed a $94,665 savings to Southcoast Hospital Group.

Key factors to savings include:

  • Initiated a surgeon glove utilization assessment to gain visibility of product usage.
  • Offered Blue.Point’s Action Plan recommendations to Southcoast Hospital Group to provide direction and next steps for product conversion.
  • Southcoast’s OR staff determined replacement surgical gloves with Ansell for the product conversion to be of excellent quality.
  • Utilization and conversion project put into motion revealed a savings of $94,665 for Southcoast Hospital Group.

About Yankee Alliance
Yankee Alliance is a member-driven healthcare group purchasing organization founded in 1984 on a belief in collaboration, that working together can achieve more than working alone. Our mission is twofold: to work with members to reduce supply and operating expenses through aggregation of data, purchasing, ideas and knowledge and to excel in strategic innovations that continually assist members in reducing their cost while recognizing their individual needs. Today, Yankee Alliance remains true to the foundational belief in collaboration and has grown to over 18,000 members in all classes of trades across all 50 states. For more information visit  WWW.YANKEEALLIANCE.COM.

For more information please contact; Amy Campbell, Chief Administrative Officer, Yankee Alliance, (978) 470-2000 or at  ACAMPBELL@YANKEEALLIANCE.COM.