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"The Ohio Valley Hospital Consortium is an independent organization of community healthcare entities, working collaboratively to improve the health delivery system."

The Ohio Valley Hospital Consortium is an independent organization of community healthcare entities, working collaboratively to improve the health delivery system.

Since February 2001, the Ohio Valley Hospital Consortium (OVHC) has worked tirelessly as an independent organization of community health care entities to improve healthcare delivery for residents of southeast Ohio. To help achieve this goal, OVHC selected a partner - Amerinet Inc. - to serve as its sole-source purchasing organization.

In working with Amerinet, the OVHC members have met one of the biggest challenges rural hospitals face - receiving top quality supplies and services at the discounts provided to larger health care systems. Amerinet negotiates custom contracts on behalf of OVHC and makes available an array of competitively priced, quality products and services provided by industry leaders.

Through the consortium, the seven like-minded member organizations of OVHC have saved more than 7.5 Million since 2001 on purchases in key areas such as wound care, pharmacy wholesale, office furniture and sterile custom procedure trays. Also, the consortium has successfully negotiated 31 custom contracts since its inception and accounted for almost $130 million in total purchases in FY2010.

Ohio Valley Hospital Consortium's member organizations include:
  • Adams County Regional Medical Center
  • Adena Health System
  • Adena Pike Medical Center
  • Fairfield Medical Center
  • Marietta Memorial Health System
Executives from each facility comprise OVHC\'s board of directors. OVHC also is a member of Amerinet\'s Member Input Board, providing valuable evaluation and direction to the purchasing organization.

Prior to OVHC's formation, the facilities were Amerinet members. Their partnerships with Amerinet date back to 1979.

 

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