FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 6, 2015; Andover, MA

Each year Yankee Alliance recognizes top performing members’ for their achievements in reducing costs in the supply chain as well as their leadership, innovative thinking, sharing and collaboration with other members. 

“Realizing cost reductions in the healthcare industry are more necessary today than ever before.” Yankee Alliance CEO Jim Oliver said, “We honor our winning members’ and are proud of their achievements this past year. Their dedication to reducing operating and supply costs is shared by all Yankee Alliance members and sets a new standard for reducing costs in the healthcare industry.”

At its 28 th Annual Meeting and Reunion Yankee Alliance recognized two individual members and six member facilities for their accomplishments in supply chain management.

Winning members, by category are:

Savings - Awarded to the acute care facility with the greatest overall savings per patient day.

Winner, less than 100 beds: Wayne Memorial Hospital

Winner, 100-300 beds: LRGHealthcare

Winner, greater than 300 beds:   Glens Falls Hospital, NY

SUPPLY view ™ Participation - Awarded to the facility that has implemented the highest percentage of savings identified through the SUPPLY view™ analytics program.

Winner:   St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Commitment by Choice - Awarded to the facility (facilities) that participated in the most ‘Commitment by Choice’ events.

Winner:   Exeter Hospital

Participation - Awarded to the acute care facility with the highest utilization of Yankee Alliance programs and services.

Winner:   Arnot Health

Ethan “Jethro” Stansbury Memorial Award - Awarded to the member who best displays the spirit of Yankee Alliance - working together with Yankee colleagues, sharing information and best practices for the greater good while attaining maximum value for their institution.

Winner:  Kaitlin Pevear, Purchasing Manager Concord Hospital

Marit Davies Memorial Award- Awarded to the member who has exhibited innovative thinking, a passion for implementation, and leadership in the pursuit of healthcare supply chain excellence.

Winner:   Edward Aiello, Director, Material Management, St. Joseph Hospital - Nashua

Please join us in congratulating the winners.

About Yankee Alliance
Yankee Alliance, an owner of Premier Inc., is a group purchasing organization founded in 1984 on a belief in collaboration, that working together can achieve more than working alone. Its 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 10,000 members in all classes of trades across all 50 states.  For more information visit www.yankeealliance.com .

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