Capstone Health Alliance announces new Partnership with IPC Group Purchasing

Asheville, North Carolina, February 5, 2015 – Capstone Health Alliance proudly announces its new aggregation partnership with IPC Group Purchasing (IPC). IPC, located in Naperville, Illinois, is a part of IHA Business Solutions, an Illinois Hospital Association company. IPC, serving hospitals and non-acute providers in the Midwestern United States, combines the benefits of national GPO pricing with the advantages and flexibility of regional contracting. It also provides members with the unique opportunity to share best practices through peer networking. Committed to providing members with exceptional support and resources, IPC assists members with realizing their supply chain goals.

“This aggregation agreement with Capstone Health Alliance enhances the value proposition for our participating members through lower acquisition prices across the full continuum of care,” said Patrick Sonin, managing executive, IPC Group Purchasing. “Our new partnership is another exciting step forward in health care transformation, focusing on improving quality while reducing costs.”

Tim Bugg, President & CEO of Capstone Health Alliance, says “IPC has been successfully providing regional contracting opportunities and personalized contracting support to many of the Illinois hospitals, and we are honored that they have chosen Capstone as their partner. We look forward to bringing additional savings opportunities to the IPC members, as well as working with the exceptional staff at IPC.”

About Capstone Health Alliance
Capstone Health Alliance is a regional purchasing organization of healthcare members that includes more than 125 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 & collaboration. Capstone delivers quantifiable savings and actionable data that enables 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.

About IPC Group Purchasing
IPC Group Purchasing (IPC) is a part of IHA Business Solutions, an Illinois Hospital Association company. IPC is comprised of hospitals, health systems and non-acute care providers with a shared vision and purpose—to increase patient care resource by reducing health care supply chain costs. To learn more about IPC, visit

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