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Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO)

Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO)

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GPO Overview

Henry Schein, Inc. is an authorized distributor of the national Group Purchasing Organizations and their respective affiliates and sponsors. A Group Purchasing Organization, referred to as a "GPO," is an entity that helps health care providers realize savings and efficiencies by aggregating the purchasing volume of their members and using that leverage to negotiate discounts with manufacturers, distributors, and other vendors.

Henry Schein, Inc., in conjunction with our GPO partners, has developed custom programs to assist health care practitioners improve operational efficiencies and to provide products and services which assist with revenue generation, resulting in increased practice profitability. Our comprehensive programs provide access to GPO supplier contracts that provide cost savings and expanded services.

The four national GPOs are listed as follows:

and other Channel Partners

Vizient is the nation's largest member-owned health care services company. Backed by network-powered insights in the critical areas of clinical, operational, and supply chain performance, Vizient empowers its members to deliver exceptional, cost-effective care at every turn. As of February 11, 2016, Vizient, Inc. has completed its purchase of MedAssets' Spend and Clinical Resource Management segment from Pamplona Capital Management, LLC.


Founded in 1994, Provista is an established supply chain partner that has expanded past health care into government, education, and business. With more than $100 billion in purchasing power and 90% product coverage, Provista is connecting customers with top contracts from the nation's leading suppliers. Provista goes beyond contracts, adding value to businesses through innovative supply chain solutions. Henry Schein works with several Provista affiliates to name a few:




Community Health Ventures is the business development affiliate of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Founded in 2000, CHV was created under the direction of health center leadership and tasked with creating workable solutions to the tremendous economic pressures facing today's health centers. By negotiating group-purchasing agreements, staffing solutions, lab agreements, and more, CHV helps health centers reduce costs and remain competitive. CHV's dedicated staff and management have over 50 years of combined Community Health Center expertise and ensure that our programs meet the specialized needs of health centers.


Established in June 1986, Intalere has set the standard for integrity and customer service for more than two decades. Headquartered in St. Louis, Intalere is now substantially owned by Intermountain Healthcare of Salt Lake City. The new Intalere will be a professional supply chain company offering a comprehensive suite of services to empower health care providers to better manage their entire non-labor spend and ultimately deliver superior care.

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, more than 185 physician clinics, a health plan division called SelectHealth, and other health services with more than 34,000 employees. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming health care and has been rated by Gartner's as the #3 health care supply chain organization in the country for excellence in achieving high-quality patient care at optimal economic cost.



HealthTrust Purchasing Group is a group purchasing organization supporting nearly 1,600 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 26,000 alternate care sites which include ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and other alternate care sites.


AdvantageTrust, a division of HealthTrust Purchasing Group, provides non-acute care members—physician offices, clinics, long-term care and home health facilities—access to the same negotiated contracts HealthTrust has established based on its $30 billion in annual volume, presenting the information in a way that is most relevant to facilities outside of a hospital setting.


Expansion, LLC is an exclusive Advantage Trust partner and Technology Company that helps alternate health care and human service providers, and their associations, to improve financial strength by implementing spend management solutions, which control cost and improve margins. Expansion’s mission is supported by Purchase Clinic, which is an online contract marketplace for health care providers to access contracts for medical/surgical and non-medical supplies.


ROi (Resource Optimization & Innovation) is a recognized leader in health care supply chain management through a vertically integrated supply chain model. The company was founded by Mercy, one of the nation’s largest non-profit health care systems, and now serves fellow providers across the country who share a passion for supply chain excellence.



Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a health care improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations. Their mission is to improve the health of communities.

Premier created one of the most comprehensive databases of actionable data, clinical best practices, and efficiency improvement strategies. Their technologies enable their members to collaborate more easily and efficiently. Premier's goal is to improve its members' quality outcomes, while safely reducing costs. Premier works with a number of affiliates and sponsor companies listed below:


Yankee Alliance

Purchasing Connections



Texas Health Resources

Alliant Purchasing


For questions regarding the GPOs, please contact your sales consultant