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Wuesthoff Health System and Broadlane Continue Exclusive Relationship; Orthopedic Consulting Initiative Yields Significant Savings
Date:3/24/2009

Wuesthoff saves 16 percent system-wide on orthopedic spend

Dallas (Vocus) March 24, 2009 -- Broadlane announced today that Wuesthoff Health System has renewed its supply chain relationship with Broadlane. Wuesthoff will continue to access Broadlane's unparalleled national GPO portfolio of consumable supplies, equipment, pharmaceuticals and purchased services to help manage its approximate $53 million in annual spend for its two hospitals in Rockledge and Melbourne, Florida and its affiliated facilities. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Broadlane recently completed an orthopedic consulting initiative with Wuesthoff, which resulted in a 16 percent system-wide savings on orthopedic spend. Broadlane's team of clinicians - The Preference Group™ - conducted an in-depth assessment of Broadlane's orthopedic program to analyze service line profitability and facilitate an analysis of vendor market share and spend, hospital reimbursement and product preferences to tailor a program that met Wuesthoff's needs.

Wuesthoff will continue to utilize Broadlane's proprietary client portal OnRamp™ to access the GPO contract portfolio, informatics, Broadlane and industry news and education.

Wuesthoff will also continue to use Broadlane Workforce Management™ to help manage the quality and cost of temporary workforce, maintain adequate staffing levels, reduce liability risks and improve productivity and patient care. Broadlane Workforce Management designed custom workforce solutions for Wuesthoff with four key components: strategic sourcing of contract workforce agencies and vendor management services.

"Our relationship with Broadlane has been very successful and provided significant savings in supply chain, orthopedic spend and workforce management," said George Fayer, chief financial officer, Wuesthoff Health System. "To valid
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