Praise for GPO report
Your recent article on group purchasing organizations and the myriad benefits they provide to hospitals (“Shopping for a GPO,” Aug. 29, p. 27) was an excellent illustration of GPOs working on behalf of hospitals in a highly competitive marketplace to deliver the best products and services at the best value. GPOs aggressively compete to further drive down costs for hospitals while introducing new and innovative devices to the marketplace.
Hospital purchasing executives are incredibly skilled shoppers, and virtually all of America’s 5,000-plus hospitals continue to rely on GPOs to make the most of their budget dollars, reduce operating costs and increase efficiency. As financial pressure on hospitals continues to mount and as the U.S. continues to focus on deficit reduction, GPOs will play an increasing role in saving money for hospitals, Medicare and taxpayers. Curtis Rooney
President Health Industry Group Purchasing Association