GPO's offer comprehensive food programs that include tens of thousands of food items across more than 100 categories. The food supply chain delivers fresh produce, organics, dairy products, and other essential food items for healthcare facilities, restaurants and casinos.
Sysco, a leader in foodservice and distribution, offers several proprietary programs for restaurants and healthcare facilities, like senior living. In this Q&A, Nick Kruthaupt, vice president of national sales, Healthcare/Senior Living, explains how Sysco offers high-quality foods and a range of services to meet organizations’ needs and food budgets.
The hospitality industry has very different food needs than long-term care facilities. Provista’s food program is geared specifically to hospitality members. It features a portfolio of more than 30,000 items with an average savings up to 20%. The program is unique among GPOs.
Provista has a solution to stressful holiday shopping—the Employee Savings Program. Available through the “Employee Discounts by Vizient” app, the program lets Provista members, employees and families shop online for the holiday, and any other time during the year, for savings across a range of categories such as vacations, vehicles, home improvement, health and wellness, electronics, and more.
See the best practices and advice for cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces and items in a healthcare facility to protect against the flu and to keep germs from spreading. Also find out common cleaning mistakes, how often to clean and what facilities need to know to kill the flu virus.
Companies need to make it easy for their customers to do business with them. Today’s companies struggle with complexity, meeting greater customer expectations and dealing with less loyalty. Organizations want to do business with partners that make their lives easier and help solve business challenges.
This supplier spotlight features a Q&A with Theresa Madden from US Foods. The leading food distributor offers a range of innovative e-commerce, technology and business solutions to help facilities improve their menus, meet dietary restrictions and drive value across the food supply chain.
Some customers are very involved in selecting their contracts for procuring products and services through a group purchasing organization (GPO), and other customers are not. Either way, customers benefit from expertise, discounts, services and analytics that they would not be able to access on their own.
Provista President and CEO Jim Cunniff offers insights into how GPOs/ supply chain partners compare with Amazon to serve the non-acute healthcare industry. Cunniff explains that relationships across the healthcare supply chain, along with analytics, advisory services, clinical expertise, private label drugs and other factors differentiate supply chain partners.