Ochiltree General Hospital Ochiltree General Hospital

As a public hospital district, it is paramount that we partner with organizations that are as concerned as we are with getting the right product for the right price. For almost twelve years now FirstChoice has helped us here at Ochiltree General Hospital accomplish just that. The staff has always been attentive and responsive, staying in touch to ensure our needs are being met, yet not being overbearing. From my position, it’s good to know that a small hospital such as OGH has access to the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience that FirstChoice provides – the patronage checks keep our CFO happy.

Robert A. Pascasio, FACHE

Ochiltree General Hospital

Limestone Medical Center Limestone Medical Center

It is the mission of Limestone Medical Center to provide optimum health care services while remaining fiscally responsible to the citizens of South Limestone Hospital District. Our association with FirstChoice Cooperative is invaluable in our purchasing transactions. In 2009 we opened our new facilities with state of the art equipment. We are a small rural facility with limited local contacts and we strive to offer our patients high-quality services with high-quality equipment. From pencils and paperclips to a 64 Slice CT Scanner, FirstChoice has been able to assist us in maintaining our mission. During the 18 years that we have participated with FirstChoice, our needs have always been met. The cost savings that we receive along with the patronage dividends allow us to upgrade existing equipment and purchase new equipment for the betterment of our facility. In such a rural area, we are fortunate to utilize the FirstChoice resources to continue to provide excellence in patient care. The FirstChoice representatives are very personable and very responsive to any questions that we may have. We feel that our needs are their priority.

Larry N. Price

CEO

North Sunflower Medical Center North Sunflower Medical Center

Our hospital has been with First Choice for 3 years as a matter of fact it will be 4 years in 2015, in this time I’ve met and come to rely on several employees of this Wonderful GPO. What I love the most about FCC is the dedication I get from everyone, they stay in touch with you, they make sure you are aware of all new contracts, but most of all is the fact that it does not matter if you are a 2500 bed hospital or a 150 bed hospital you all get the same pricing! This is GREAT because everybody is equal there are no pyramids or purchasing levels. I love the company and its employees as if they were my own hospital family.

Sincerely- Tammie Davidson, Purchasing Director

North Sunflower Medical Center

Rice Medical Center Rice Medical Center

Rice Medical Center-

I have worked with FirstChoice Cooperative since April 1, 2000. We used them as our only GPO for quite a few years; then a decision was made to join other GPOs. About one and a half years ago a decision was made to do a complete price study for all departments within the hospital. I was very happy when FirstChoice brought great contract savings as well as patronage to our bottom line. As a result of the price studies they are now our primary GPO. FirstChoice Cooperative Region Directors call on me on a routine schedule and are always very helpful whenever I have problems or issues that arise.

Sharon Sommer

Director of Materials Management

Sweeny Hospital District Sweeny Hospital District

I have been associated with First Choice since 1995 in three different hospitals and have always been impressed with the personal attention that the organization has shown the membership in negotiating contracts and working on our behalf. Unlike many other group purchasing organizations, we have a dedicated representative that calls on each account to help with contracts and issues that may arise. The customer service that First Choice provides is exemplary and I have always been pleased with the organization. Furthermore, the best contract pricing is a major goal for the organization and the dividend checks that we receive each year based on our purchases gives us a return when we need it.

Bill Barnes, FACHE, CEO

Sweeny Hospital District

Electra Memorial Hospital Electra Memorial Hospital

Electra Memorial Hospital came on board with FirstChoice Cooperative in early 2003, and we have really enjoyed and benefitted from our relationship with them these past eleven years – through utilization of their pricing agreements and the cash rebates we’ve earned through those agreements. We’ve recently renovated and remodeled our facility, and FCC was instrumental in helping us through the contracts through the dedicated service they provide. I would highly recommend to any healthcare provider to become a member with FirstChoice Cooperative for their purchasing needs!”     

Jan Reed, CPA, CEO

Jackson County Hospital District Jackson County Hospital District

Jackson County Hospital District has been associated with FirstChoice Cooperative for 15 years and has received benefits for every department at our facility. During our hospital expansion and remodeling of our new wellness center over the last few years , I have worked with FCC for all quotes needed in various departments and have been extremely pleased with the savings as well as service. Their pricing is aggressive and the patronage that has been brought to the bottom line is always considered by our facility. Their association with their numerous business partners is surpassed by no one. FCC is my primary GPO and I look forward to working with them in the years to come.

Mindy Curlee

Business Accounts Coordinator

REFERENCE LIST REFERENCE LIST
   
   
 
FIRSTCHOICE/FIRSTLINK COOPERATIVES REFERENCE LIST
Rev. 8.22.14
   
Anita Gutierrez, LVN and DMM Bill Barnes, CEO
Uvalde Memorial Hospital Sweeny Community Hospital
Uvalde, TX Sweeny, TX
830-278-6251 ext 1139 979-458-1598
a.gutierrez@mhtx.org w.barnes@sweenyhospital.org
  Hong Wade, DMM
  979-548-3311
Jaime Ramirez, CEO hong.wade@sweenyhospital.org
McCamey Hospital & Convalescent Ctr 
McCamey, TX  
432-652-8626 ext 218 Cheryleen Cope, DMM
jramirez@mchdtx.net Hamilton Hospital
  Olney, TX
  940-564-8182
Kim Northcutt, DMM ccope@olneyhh.com
Mitchell County Hospital  
Colorado City, TX  
325-728-3431 ext 7188  Luther Stallcup, DMM
knorthcutt@mitchellcountyhospital.com Electra Hospital District
   Electra, TX
   940-495-3981
Bridget Johnson  lutherstallcup@electrahospital.com
Doctors Hospital at Deer Creek  
Leesville, LA  
337-238-0034 Vickie Smith, CS Manager
Bjohnson@dhdc.md Brownfield Regional Medical Center
  Brownfield, TX
  806-637-8252
Ken Moore, DMM vickie@brownfield-rmc.org
Morehouse General Hospital  
Bastrop, LA  
318-283-3603 Conley Durham, DMM
Ken.moore@mghospital.com Rockcastle Hospital
  Mt. Vernon, KY
  606-256-7768
Karen Manning, DMM purchasing@rhrcc.org
Community Hospital of Bremen  
Bremen, IN  
574-546-8135 Carmen Bernal, DMM
kmanning@bremenhospital.com Ochiltree General Hospital
  Perryton, TX
  806-435-3606
Lamon Hubbs, DMM carmen.bernal@cohs.net
Clinton County Hospital  
Albany, KY  
606-387-0342 Randy Snodgrass, DMM
lhubbs@clintoncountyhospital.com Roane General Hospital
  Spencer, WV
  304-927-6233
John McCormick, DMM rasnodgrass@rghwv.org
Adams County Hospital  
Seaman, OH  
jdmccormick@acrmc.com Greg Pauley, DMM
  Montgomery General Hospital
  Montgomery, WV
Keith Miller, DMM  304-442-7422
Coshocton Hospital  
Coshocton, OH  
740-623-4480 Steve Walters, DMM
keith.miller@ccmh.com Putnam County Hospital
  Greencastle, IN
  765-655-2644
  swalters@pchosp.org
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