July 27, 2016 — St. Louis, MO
Community Health Best Practices, LLC (“CHBP”), a national health center controlled network, learning collaborative and purchasing alliance comprised of some of the nation’s leading community health centers, announced that it has selected McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., an affiliate of McKesson Corporation – the nation’s oldest and largest healthcare company – as its national distributor of medical supplies and equipment.
McKesson Medical-Surgical will be the primary distributor of medical supplies and equipment to CHBP’s member community health centers located in Hawaii, Oregon, California, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Collectively, these health centers provide critical safety net medical, dental and behavioral health services to over 850,000 individuals at 183 clinic locations.
“We are proud of this partnership with McKesson, as it will not only result in significant cost savings and efficiencies for our health centers, but McKesson brings to the table a wealth of resources in supply chain management, inventory control and process improvement,” said Don Daniel, Executive Director of CHBP. “Our member health centers have unique characteristics and service needs, and McKesson is ideally positioned to assist all of them as they work to maximize health care access and quality in the communities they serve.”
“We are excited Community Health Best Practices selected McKesson as their primary distributor of medical supplies and equipment.” said Scott McDade, Vice President of Health Systems and Corporate Accounts. “McKesson Medical-Surgical has long supported the Community Health Center movement and we recognize the importance of providing the supplies they need precisely when they need them. We also offer many solutions to drive efficiencies, improve financial results and help achieve better clinical outcomes. We look forward to helping Community Health Best Practices member health centers realize the triple aim of reducing costs, improving patient experiences, and improving health outcomes.”
About McKesson Medical-Surgical
McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., is an affiliate of the McKesson Corporation. McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson Medical-Surgical works with health systems, physician offices, extended care providers, in-home patients, labs, payers and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson Medical-Surgical helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit mms.mckesson.com.