Northwest Ohio Shared Services, a regional GPO based in Toledo, Ohio, has affiliated with St. Louis-based MedAssets HSCA, giving its 185 hospital members access to MedAssets' national contract portfolio, officials said. The five-year agreement takes effect Jan. 1, 2004. Under the terms, Northwest Ohio, the supply chain arm of the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, will remain independent, not-for-profit and hospital-owned. Northwest Ohio previously was affiliated with St. Louis-based Amerinet. Its members purchase more than $100 million in supplies annually. -- by Cinda Becker
Ohio GPO affiliates with MedAssets HSCA
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