McLeod Health and ROi Form Strategic Supply Chain Partnership


ST. LOUIS, MO (February 5, 2014) – McLeod Health, based in Florence, S.C., has signed a strategic supply chain agreement with ROi (Resource Optimization & Innovation), a provider-owned health care supply chain management organization.  The agreement starts with McLeod accessing ROi’s strategic sourcing and utilization services.

"McLeod continues to look for ways to be good stewards of health care finances," explained Dale Locklair, Vice President of Procurement and Construction for McLeod Health.  "We recognize the opportunity that exists in the health care supply chain to eliminate waste and capture more savings as we improve the quality of our care and focus on the needs of our patients."

McLeod Health becomes the second provider in the state of South Carolina to partner with ROi.  In September 2012, Spartanburg Regional Health System signed an agreement and continues to benefit from ROi’s strategic supply chain services including the ROi Custom Pack Solutions program, which utilizes a transparent, activity-based pricing model for custom packs containing up to 70 percent of all supplies needed for a surgical procedure.

"We have realized significant savings through our strategic partnership with ROi," explained Bruce Holstien, president and CEO of Spartanburg Regional.  "As more providers collaborate around the supply chain, which makes up a considerable amount of a health care system’s total cost base, we can drive greater efficiencies and make transformational change happen in our industry."

"McLeod is a recognized leader in the South Carolina market and we are honored to be partnering with them moving forward," explained Gene Kirtser, president and CEO of ROi.  "Like all providers, McLeod is facing significant market pressure and we look forward to our strategic collaboration in supply chain as we work together to achieve significant clinical, operational and financial results."