Capstone Health Alliance Leverages Premier Relationship for Growth

Capstone Health Alliance (Capstone) represents over $9 billion in acute care supply chain spend. In 2018, Capstone’s member impact exceeded $50 million in savings and value delivered through its contract portfolio of over 700 agreements.

Purchased services and strategic sourcing efforts offer Capstone members new savings opportunities and the organization continued to make great progress in all sourcing areas.

Capstone is recognized as the 3rd largest regional alliance in the country. A regional group purchasing organization with hospital members in 24 states and non-acute and business & industry members in all 50 states. Premier Contract Spend is $6 billion.

Capstone relies heavily upon the Premier contract calendar as the basis for its contract initiatives yet remains flexible to evaluate contract opportunities that are presented from members or directly from suppliers. Capstone gives preference to Premier-contracted suppliers and those with existing spend within its membership while remaining open to agreements for emerging technologies or niche products and services.

Capstone pairs Premier’s national portfolio with its local aggregation model – blending national and regional contracting – to continually expand its extensive portfolio of more than 700 value-added agreements.

  • Medical-Surgical
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Surgical Services
  • Physician Preference & Capital Products
  • Purchased Services

Capstone recently announced Adventist HealthCare is the newest health system to join the alliance. Adventist HealthCare is the largest and only health system headquartered in Montgomery County, MD with over 430 licensed beds. The system operates nationally accredited facilities including two acute-care hospitals and a rehabilitation hospital, as well as offering mental health services, home health agencies, physician networks, urgent care centers and imaging centers.

Also, TSO3 Inc., an innovator in sterilization technology for medical devices in healthcare settings, announced a preferred supplier agreement has been signed with Capstone, a group purchasing alliance representing close to 300 acute care facilities in 24 states across the United States.