Intalere Chosen to Serve Unique Supply Chain Strategy Needs of Fast-Growing LTAC and Acute Rehab Provider Ernest Health
St. Louis (April 18, 2017) - Intalere, the healthcare industry leader in delivering optimal cost, quality and clinical outcomes, today announced it has been chosen by Ernest Health, to collaborate on supply chain services and strategy within the organization’s network of acute rehabilitation and long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals.
“At Ernest Health, we embrace the ever-present challenge of achieving maximum, measurable patient outcomes through the provision of affordable, cost-effective care,” said Keith Longson, chief financial officer, Ernest Health. “In partnering with Intalere, we believe that we have found a partner with a similar focus, and we look forward to collaborating on initiatives that will allow us to achieve the best possible cost and quality outcomes for our patients.”
Ernest Health, headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., provides specialized medical and rehabilitative services to patients through its network of 25 acute rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospitals. The hospitals serve patients who often are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries or illnesses, or from chronic or complex medical conditions.
Ernest Health’s facilities are located throughout the United States in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Each hospital is managed locally to best meet the needs of each community, but they remain dedicated to sharing information, knowledge and resources throughout all their hospitals in order to continually evaluate and improve the delivery of care to patients.
Ernest Health and Intalere will initially focus on projects in the areas of medical/surgical supplies, pharmacy, equipment planning and construction support.
“The Intalere service model is built around strong collaboration between care delivery and supply chain, applying experience and data to help achieve best results,” said Jim Wilson, Intalere chief strategy officer. “We look forward to bringing value and greater operational efficiencies to Ernest Health through our new partnership.”
Intalere’s mission focuses on elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers by designing tailored, smart solutions that deliver optimal cost, quality and clinical outcomes. We strive to be the essential partner for operational excellence in healthcare through customized solutions that address customers’ individual needs. We assist our customers in managing their entire spend, providing innovative technologies, products and services, and leveraging the best practices of a provider-led model. As Intalere draws on the power of our owner Intermountain Healthcare’s nationally-recognized supply chain expertise and leadership in technology, process improvement, and evidence-based clinical and business best practices, we are uniquely positioned to be the innovation leader in the healthcare industry. Visit www.intalere.com to learn more.