This valuable service, which is offered through Alliance Purchasing Network (APN), enables organizations to take advantage of a special group purchasing program designed exclusively for long-term care and senior living providers. APN negotiates highly competitive pricing and rebates to help participating organizations reduce and manage their operating costs. APN’s ever-growing vendor list includes preferred suppliers of food products, dietary equipment, medical supplies, office supplies and equipment, institutional pharmacy, janitorial/sanitation products, and a variety of other products and services.
How big are the savings? Alliance members benefit from APN contract pricing, which means savings of 6 to 14% off conventional advertised prices. Members are also eligible for manufacturer’s rebates of 2 to 6% off their total purchase of select items. And they receive all these benefits without paying any dues or participation fees.