Asheville, North Carolina, August 26, 2014 – Capstone Health Alliance proudly announced the addition of St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System to the Alliance, effective July 1, 2014. The St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System is comprised of St. Joseph’s Hospital, a 305-bed acute care facility on the south side of Savannah, and Candler Hospital, a 331-bed acute care facility located in Savannah’s midtown. The St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System pride itself in being the premier health provider of the Savannah, Georgia region.
Tim Bugg, President & CEO of Capstone Health Alliance, said “We are excited to add the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System to the Capstone membership. St. Joseph’s/Candler’s supply chain team is top notch and will be a true asset to our organization.”
“The St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System joined Capstone to aggregate purchasing volume on Premier National agreements,” said Joe Loya, Director of Materials Management for St. Joseph’s/Candler. “Our goal is to maximize pricing related to tier levels and strengthen our position in an ever changing health care environment. Joining Capstone will help us to reduce costs while keeping quality at a high level to provide the best patient outcomes possible.”
The addition of St. Joseph’s/Candler brings Capstone’s acute care membership to 47 Health Systems representing 117 Hospitals.
About Capstone Health Alliance
Established in 2013, Capstone Health Alliance is a regional purchasing organization affiliated with WNC Health Network. WNC Health Network, a 501(c)3 corporation, was created in 1995 by a group of dedicated hospital leaders to identify ways to collaborate and reduce cost among the region’s hospitals. Initially, members included 16hospitals in western North Carolina. Membership has grown over the years to the present size of 45 health systems representing 95 hospitals in eight states. Capstone’s contracting strategy allows hospitals of various sizes and locations to substantially improve their cost savings opportunities through the power of aggregation. Capstone delivers quantifiable savings and provides actionable data that enables better supply chain decisions. In addition to cost savings initiatives, Capstone members collaborate to share best practices and pursue utilization initiatives, all with the intent of improving cost, quality and outcomes in patient care.