Capstone Health Alliance announces new member – St. Mary’s Medical Center

Asheville, North Carolina, November 14, 2014 – Capstone Health Alliance is excited to announce St. Mary’s Medical Center has joined the Capstone membership. St. Mary’s is a 393-Bed Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia with Centers of Excellence in Heart, Neuroscience, Cancer and
Emergency Trauma (Level II.) Opened in 1924, it is among the top ten largest employers in the state of West Virginia with 2600+ employees. St. Mary’s also has a stand-alone ER and medical campus in Ironton, Ohio. The St. Mary’s School of Nursing is the longest serving school of nursing
in West Virginia with thousands of graduates working in hospitals across the tri-state region of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

Rita Barker, Director of Materials Management at St. Mary’s, says “Capstone will help St. Mary’s continue its mission of providing high quality, low-cost healthcare. The Pallottine Missionary Sisters who founded St. Mary’s have always practiced good stewardship and Capstone will help us continue the mission of the Sisters and make our organization even stronger.”

Tim Bugg, President & CEO of Capstone Health Alliance, says “With the addition of St. Mary’s Medical Center, we have the privilege to expand the Capstone footprint into West Virginia. We are excited they have chosen Capstone and are looking forward to a great relationship.”

About Capstone Health Alliance
Headquartered in Asheville, NC, Capstone Health Alliance is a growing regional healthcare purchasing organization with acute and continuum of care members in twelve states. We deliver real savings and provide the kind of actionable data that enables better supply chain decisions.
With a focus on helping our membership reduce costs, improve quality, and share best practices, Capstone members enjoy consistent price parity regardless of size or facility type. Our members can also harness the power of member collaboration to share best practices and improve clinical

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