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Group Purchasing

Group Purchasing 

In 1995, WNC Health Network, led by a group of dedicated hospital leaders, set out to identify ways to collaborate and reduce cost among the region’s hospitals. To do this, WNC Health Network created a Group Purchasing Program. Over the years, membership expanded beyond the founding members to include health systems and hospitals outside of the western North Carolina region. As the Group Purchasing Program of WNC Health Network continued to grow, it became apparent that a separate organization would be needed to increase member representation and focus on related goals that would add benefit to existing members. In October 2013, WNC Health Network Board of Directors established Capstone Health Alliance to meet that need and focus on a more diverse membership.

Today, Capstone Health Alliance is a growing regional purchasing organization of healthcare members that includes more than 150 hospitals in states across the eastern region spanning to the mid-west. Capstone’s contracting strategy allows hospitals of various sizes and locations to substantially improve their cost savings opportunities through the power of aggregation and collaboration. Capstone delivers quantifiable savings and actionable data that enable better supply chain decisions for our member healthcare facilities. In addition to cost savings initiatives, Capstone members collaborate to share best practices and pursue resource utilization initiatives, all with the intent of improving cost, quality, and outcomes in patient care.

Capstone works closely with Premier, its primary GPO partner, to support members in cost savings and quality initiatives. While there are no geographic or size limitations for membership, Capstone welcomes members who are supportive of the mission and vision of the alliance, understanding that collaboration goes hand in hand with aggregation for the continued success of the group. For more information, please visit www.CapstoneHealthAlliance.com