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CHRISTUS Health New Mexico Region Focuses on Cost Management; Saves $1.8 Million
Date:6/23/2009

and purchasing processes. I believe this is why we had immediate success."

Implementation of timelines, savings targets and action plans were presented weekly to the regional leadership team to keep them informed of the progress and to further define measures of improvement. "The key to success was the onsite collaboration between all participants from discovery through completion," said Ann Lingenfelter, senior director, Clinical Resources for Broadlane.    

"I believe our efforts were successful because we were involved from the onset of this initiative," said Generale. "It is imperative that an initiative of this magnitude with one of the largest operating cost segments have strong leadership to demonstrate the importance to the supply chain staff and clinicians who are impacted. We are so pleased the team could generate significant financial savings in such a brief period of time."

"Broadlane prides itself in offering exceptional client service," said David Ricker, president and chief executive officer for Broadlane. "Through transference of proven best practices, we help our clients optimize their supply chain and recommend improvements and measures they can take to see maximum improvements and cost savings. Our past experiences with CHRISTUS Health prove we possess the expertise to deliver the results they desire, and we are so pleased with the results the region achieved."

About CHRISTUS Health
CHRISTUS Health, an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system, is headquartered in Dallas and is comprised of almost 350 services and facilities, including more than 50 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures in more than 60 cities in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Georgia, Utah and Mexico. The system employs more than
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