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Community Hospital Corporation Extends GPO Access and Support Services to Community Hospitals Nationwide

Plano, Texas – (Sept. 15, 2015) – Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) today announced the extension of its supply chain support services with the launch of CHC Supply Trust. Through CHC Supply Trust, community hospitals nationwide can achieve the same preferred supply pricing typically reserved for large hospital systems.


“Community hospitals tend to be hit the hardest by supply costs because many don’t have the purchasing power to secure pricing discounts like large hospitals and health systems,” said Michael D. Williams, CHC’s president and CEO. “However, with guidance and support from CHC Supply Trust, community hospitals can access better tier pricing and see healthy improvements to their bottom line. This reduction in supply costs equates to about a 10 percent savings annually, and for community hospitals, that’s huge.”


CHC Supply Trust is able to bring these supply cost savings to community hospitals through a longtime partnership with HealthTrust. By granting access to HealthTrust’s portfolio of specially priced, clinician-recommended products and services, CHC Supply Trust hospitals will receive deep discounts just like their larger hospital counterparts.


“We are pleased to continue our relationship with CHC and together bring supply access, savings and support to community hospitals,” said Richard Philbrick, HealthTrust CEO, Southwest Region. “Through our relationship, small hospitals can benefit from significant savings, even when purchasing many of the exact same items procured prior to working with CHC. That means more money to dedicate toward patient care or other needs.”


CHC Supply Trust offers four levels of supply chain support to help hospitals reduce costs while prioritizing clinical quality and patient safety:

  • GPO Access Only
  • Supply Chain Consulting
  • Customized Support Services Agreement
  • Outsourced Materials Management

 Community Hospital Corporation – HELP WHERE HOSPITALS NEED IT®

Community Hospital Corporation owns, manages and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations – CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting and CHC ContinueCARE, which share a common purpose to guide, support and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers. CHC Supply Trust is the supply chain services arm of CHC Consulting. Based in Plano, Texas, CHC provides the resources and experience community hospitals need to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial performance. For more information about CHC, please visit www.communityhospitalcorp.com or go directly to www.CHCSupplyTrust.com.



CHC in the Spotlight