The 2018 ACE Facilities Planning Summits provided a forum for national GPOs to discuss their leadership in capital projects and highlight member success stories.
GPO executives took a deep dive into their respective organizations and shared information about upcoming capital projects and how these projects are impacting their members.
For more information about the 2019 ACE Summit Facilities Planning Summits, please contact Lisa Ponssa at 859.309.6725.
Vizient, Inc.
Monday, February 19 | 10:00 am -- 11:15 am
Augusta EF, 7th Floor
Monday, February 19, 2018
Facilities Planning Summit - Vizient, Inc.10:00 AM - 11:15 AMAugusta EF, 7th Floor
As budget constraints have continued to increase, and hospital designs have moved in the direction of standardization, greater flexibility, adaptable patient rooms and furniture to better adapt to the ever changing needs in healthcare delivery, it is now more than ever, imperative to have the right teams in place to deliver projects on time and within budget with improved delivery strategies and methods.
With a focus on performance improvement, Vizient is continually challenging our traditional approaches and evolving how we do business to strategically strengthen our abilities and experiences to enhance our delivery of service to our clients and improve the overall cost and delivery of healthcare.  Key to this success are our strategic sourcing partnerships and alignment with healthcare design and construction organizations.
This session will provide insight into the needs/trends of our healthcare members, upcoming projects, and opportunities to better position your organization for success on healthcare projects.
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss opportunities to improve sourcing relationships and provide the most value.
  • Discuss the relationship between construction/facilities and the supply chain.
  • Examine techniques to exploit the most value from construction and facilities spend.
  • Review keys to success to become a valued partner.
Premier, Inc.
Monday, February 19 | 11:30 am -- 12:45 am
Augusta EF, 7th Floor
Monday, February 19, 2018
Facilities Planning Summit - Premier, Inc.11:30 AM - 12:45 PMAugusta EF, 7th Floor
The times have never been more difficult for healthcare providers to meet their respective capital demands.  Nor has the demand been greater for the supply chain to step-up their game and bring creative solutions to the marketplace.  The solutions demand an understanding of just how capital projects and their dynamic processes work within complex project teams which are made up of architects, interior designers, clinical equipment planners, engineers, program managers, construction managers, the subcontract marketplace and procurement & transition management resources.  Whether it’s with annual renewal and replacement projects & capital equipment or with major multi-year construction projects, now is the time to look explore all options available.
We will discuss the many avenues for savings opportunities and collaboration with the utilization of the Premier Contracted Suppliers in your capital needs:
  • Construction materials and equipment
  • Clinical equipment,
  • Furniture & Food Service
  • IT / Telecommunications
  • Equipment planning, procurement & transition planning and support
Premier has a full array of choices to help get the most of your capital budget.  We’ll discuss engagement strategies for members and suppliers alike.