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Group Purchasing


A Partnership with National Leader Innovatix
for Dramatic Bottom-Line Savings


The Ohio Health Care Association, Ohio Centers for Assisted Living and the Ohio Centers for Intellectual Disabilities are proud to introduce members to our partnership with Innovatix, the largest group purchasing organization in the country serving the non-acute care marketplace. With more than 15-years experience and over $32 billion in purchasing power, Innovatix delivers savings, rebates, and other marketplace efficiencies in pharmaceuticals, technology/clinical software, medical supplies,  food service, enternal nutrition, capital equipment, office & IT equipment and supplies, and much more.

The Innovatix partnership was created for Association members to access the highest quality, most comprehensive portfolio of contracts in the market, at the best possible prices. The Innovatix GPO program is somewhat different than many other GPOs in that their contracts are end-user manufacturer agreements and you can access those agreements through nearly any authorized distributor of your choice. What that means to you is simply no hidden costs and the flexibility to negotiate distributor services and margins that meet your business needs.

There are more than 1200 manufacturer contracts that exist within the Innovatix portfolio. Some of the more popular ones include contracts with 3M, Arjo, Briggs, Cintas, ConvaTec, EcoLabs, First Quality, Fed-Ex, Georgia Pacific, Hill-Rom, Joerns, Johnson & Johnson, KCI, Kimberly Clark, Nestle, Office Depot, Office Max, Pheonix Textiles, Stables, Smith & Nephew, Trane, Tyco Healthcare, and W.W. Grainger.  Food, as all long-term care providers know, is clearly one of our highest expenditure items. With Innovatix, members can participate in the same food-purchasing program as the largest healthcare and hospital systems in the country. Through an exclusive relationship with US Foodservice nationwide, members can be part of over $1.25 billion in purchasing volume, which yields immediate savings of 12% to 15% or even more.

Our partnership with Innovatix was also created to bring about regional enhancements to existing contracts in the Innovatix portfolio as well as create new contracts just for OHCA/OCAL/OCID members.  We inivte members to preview the Innovatix website, and contact Dawn Arenella at 866-430-5330 to learn more.