CME, INHA Expand Healthcare Equipment Purchasing Deal, Offer Greater Savings

January 23, 2019

In a move that will gain access to more than $2.1 billion in group purchasing sales volume, CME Corp (CME) has been awarded an agreement with the Intalere National Health Alliance (INHA) that will further improve pricing for CME customers, the comprehensive healthcare equipment provider and turn-key logistics company announced today.

One of the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations for healthcare equipment, the INHA is comprised of regional Intalere groups, including Health Resource Services (HRS), Strategic Resource Partners (SRP), Western Alliance of Healthcare Resources (WAHR), Northern Star Alliance (NSA), Intalere Arizona Regional Council (IARC) and Intermountain Healthcare. According to its new agreement with CME, INHA members can elevate to Tier Level 3 without any volume commitment, allowing for greater saving in healthcare equipment purchases.

“Enhancing the partnership with INHA opens many doors for CME as we continue to expand across the nation and bring our world-class healthcare equipment solutions to facilities,” said K.C. Meleski, Vice President of Sales for CME. “This year, a major focus for us is saving money for our customers, and this agreement is a critical part of that strategy to help facility operators find efficiencies and streamline their operations.”

CME offers easy solutions to complex challenges, ranging from the sourcing of products from more than 1,400 healthcare equipment manufacturers to the installation, logistics and bio-medical services to optimize the products.

“The expanded INHA agreement is a great opportunity to engage with new customers and add value without volume commitments,” said Cindy Martin, Director of National Accounts for CME. “We have already had significant interest and hope to further capitalize on what has been a successful partnership with the INHA. After many years of working with them, we are excited to be taking the next step and extending our reach into the national marketplace.”

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the amended relationship is coterminous with the existing CME-Intalere agreement. Within the INHA’s regional groups, there are more than 24,000 healthcare companies.

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