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Aggregated purchasing helps Rice save money

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WILLMAR -- Group purchasing through a regional initiative helped Rice Memorial Hospital save almost $40,000 last year on supplies ranging from paper towels to surgical equipment.

This year the city-owned hospital will likely save as much as $150,000 as a result of belonging to VHA Upper Midwest's Consolidated Service Center, says Chuck Roelofs, director of materials management at Rice Hospital.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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