Kathryn Goldstein
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Colorado Hospital Association Shared Services, Inc. to Leverage Purchasing Capacity through Association with Provista

Date Feb. 28, 2013

Feb. 28, 2013 (Greenwood Village, Colo.) — Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) Shared Services, Inc. today announced an agreement with Provista, LLC (Provista), a hospital supply chain improvement company. Eligible CHA member hospitals and health systems may realize significant savings through the comprehensive Provista portfolio of contracts.
CHA Shared Services, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of CHA, which represents 95 hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. Provista, a leading group-purchasing organization (GPO), leverages more than $40 billion in combined purchases. CHA members who participate in the CHA Shared Services GPO will have access to the products and services on contract with Provista at no additional cost.
“This is an excellent opportunity for CHA Shared Services to help its members realize substantial savings at a time when making health care more affordable is a priority for every Colorado hospital,” said CHA Shared Services Vice President Michael Scott. “Working together, Provista and CHA Shared Services can help control costs at Colorado hospitals.”
“The Colorado Hospital Association’s agreement with Provista provides an opportunity for us to improve CHA member hospitals’ bottom lines, “said Jim Panoff, Provista’s SVP of Sales and Business Development. “We are excited to have Colorado select Provista as its exclusive GPO.”

About the Colorado Hospital Association
The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) represents 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. CHA partners with its members to work towards health reform and performance improvement, and provides advocacy and representation at the state and federal level. Colorado hospitals and health systems are committed to providing coverage and access to safe, high-quality and affordable health care. In addition, Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the state’s economic stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community across the state with 72,000 employees statewide.

About Provista
Provista is one of the country’s leading supply chain improvement companies, and helps nearly 70,000 non-acute healthcare facilities and more than 1,200 acute care facilities reduce and control their supply costs while streamlining the procurement process. Provista customers have access to the most comprehensive portfolio of products and services at the most competitive pricing through Novation, Provista’s supply contracting company. For more information, contact Susan Revell at srevell@provistaco.com or (972) 910-6676.

About CHA Shared Services
CHA Shared Services is an insurance brokerage and consulting firm as well as a subsidiary of the Colorado Hospital Association. CHA Shared Services supports Colorado’s health care facilities by providing a broad array of strategic services in the areas of health and welfare, retirement and executive benefits, workers’ compensation and general human resources management. These services help clients increase efficiency by saving time, money and other valuable resources. For more information, contact CHA Shared Services Vice President Michael Scott at michael.scott@cha.com or (720) 330-6023.