Navigation Links
MetroSouth Medical Center Selects Broadlane to Provide Comprehensive Supply Chain Services
Date:4/7/2009

Broadlane to provide contract portfolio and capital equipment services

Dallas, TX (Vocus) April 7, 2009 -- Broadlane announced today that MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, Illinois has selected Broadlane as the exclusive provider of a broad range of supply chain services to help manage its approximate $25 million in annual spend.

MetroSouth Medical Center will access Broadlane's unparalleled national GPO portfolio of consumable supplies, equipment, pharmaceuticals and purchased services. Additionally, MetroSouth will utilize OnRamp™ (Broadlane's client portal) to access contract and vendor information, run reports, view Broadlane news and information and download training and continuing education.

"We knew Broadlane was the correct choice when we learned that MetroSouth will receive the same contract pricing, service and benefits as Broadlane's large IDN clients," said Arnie Kimmel, chief executive officer, MetroSouth Medical Center. "Broadlane has an exceptional track record of delivering supply chain process improvements and considerable savings opportunities in many areas, along with unmatched account management support."

MetroSouth will also utilize Broadlane's Capital Equipment Services, including Live Group Buys and Quote Review where price, warranty and term information is verified for accuracy. Broadlane client hospitals saved approximately 25 percent and up to three months of research and negotiation time on new computed tomography (CT) scanners through participation at a recent Broadlane Live Group Buy.    

"We are pleased to welcome MetroSouth Medical Center as a Broadlane client," said Julie Plaga, senior vice president - new business development, Broadlane. "They ran a thorough process to determine the best solution for delivering the supply chain improvements and cost reduction strategies they needed. We're confident that the custom solutions we developed will drive the sustainable savings and operational improvements they are seeking."

"MetroSouth Medical Center is a great fit for Broadlane," said David Ricker, president and chief executive officer, Broadlane. "We don't differentiate our contract pricing based on the size of our clients. MetroSouth Medical Center will receive the same negotiated contract pricing as our larger clients, which include some of the largest systems in the nation."

About MetroSouth Medical Center:
MetroSouth Medical Center was originally founded in 1905 as St. Francis Hospital to set about providing a high standard of compassionate healthcare to the Blue Island community. Over a century later, MetroSouth Medical Center is proud to renew this commitment by extending its tradition of exceptional care in an improved, modern environment. MetroSouth Medical Center offers a wide range of services, along with many community outreach programs. For more information, please visit http://www.metrosouthmedicalcenter.com.

About Broadlane:
Broadlane is the leading cost management company for healthcare providers. Its core services include supply chain management and clinical workforce management services.

Broadlane's comprehensive supply chain services include:

  • Unparalleled national and custom contracting for supplies, pharmaceuticals, equipment and purchased services
  • Innovative Procurement Services and purchase transaction management
  • Clinical Services for managing clinical preference items and operating room and cath lab spending
  • Comprehensive Materials Management Services - including outsourcing
  • Informatics - benchmarking, advanced analytics and reporting
  • Supply chain technology and e-commerce

Broadlane Workforce Management™ addresses nurses and allied healthcare practitioners and includes:
  • External shift and agency management services
  • Internal shift management, including electronic shift auctions
  • Regional nurse float pool management and internal agency management
  • E-commerce workforce exchange linking healthcare providers, clinical staff and agencies, enabling efficient shift management and fulfillment and reconciliation
Broadlane's clients include leading providers such as Advocate Health Care, Ascension Health, Beaumont Hospitals, CHRISTUS Health, Continuum Health Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Kindred Healthcare, MedCath Corporation, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Tenet Healthcare, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, US Oncology and UMass Memorial Health Care.

The company is headquartered in Dallas with offices in Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, New York City and Oakland. For more information, visit www.broadlane.com.

Media Contact:
Jim Webb
Broadlane
972.813.7782
jim.webb (at) broadlane (dot) com

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Broadlane/Supply_Chain_Services/prweb2304454.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. SAP Provides Prescription for Success to MetroSouth Medical Center
2. New Medical Transport Chair Adds Superior Versatility For EMS Professionals
3. Glenwood Systems, LLC Releases EMR Practice Management and Medical Billing Process Improvement Program
4. Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Cherry Blossom Ten-Miler Raises $400,000 For Children's National Medical Center
5. BMJ Award for NHS Choices Guide to the Medical Science in the News
6. Medical Journal Praises VA Electronic Health Record
7. Greenway Medical Technologies EHR and Interoperability Solution To Be Included as Part of Detroit Medical Centers Health IT Infrastructure
8. Noteworthy Medical Systems Names New CEO
9. S.C. BlueCross and Palmetto Primary Care Physicians Launch Medical Home Pilot Project
10. University of Tennessee Medical Center Saves 60 Percent on IT Costs With Unified Email Management by Mimecast
11. Harris Corporation Demonstrates Global Medical Imagery Access, Sharing and Collaboration Capabilities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
MetroSouth Medical Center Selects Broadlane to Provide Comprehensive Supply Chain Services 
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of ... Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to ... said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland ... iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness ... & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set of ... or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, Serenity ... event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, guilt, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new ... the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, ... and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their ... to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay ... Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne ... Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of ... Innovation, today announced the five finalists of ... Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed Care ... that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily ... make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that addresses ... medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in the ... the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision makers ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Research and Markets ... for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... Companion Diagnostics The World Market for Companion ... medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: