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Energy Aggregation Program Drives Over 19% Savings for Participating Healthcare Members!

United Iroquois Shared Services (UISS), the for-profit division of the Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA) and local group purchasing organization, has saved participating healthcare members more than $1 million on energy market contracts by facilitating an aggregation program based on best practices in energy procurement. On average, UISS members participating in the program have experienced savings of 19.5% on electricity supply and 22.3% on natural gas supply.

David Dermady, Director of Supply Chain for UISS and IHA member, Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, New York, commented, “The fact that UISS has now sponsored an energy program gave me the assurance that I needed to participate.  We have been able to reduce our energy supply costs by 15% and had the support needed to allow us to focus on improving [patient] care.”

“Energy represents a significant spend for healthcare entities across the nation,” said Gary J. Fitzgerald, President & CEO of UISS and IHA. “We saw an opportunity to save our members money if they bought energy together. We are pleased to offer such a program relying heavily on the expertise of Hospital Energy and Zenith Energy. Every dollar saved is a dollar that can be reinvested to improve healthcare in the community.”

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 The program uses analytics to guide a financially managed approach to the market, including leading-edge statistical forecasting, aggregation of member spend to drive down supplier margins by as much as 60%, and alignment of traditional and renewable energy purchasing under a common strategy.

“I am proud to serve UISS members and we will continue the stellar experience that these clients have received over the years and work to enhance the experience moving forward,” said David C. Wiers, President of Zenith Energy.

If you would like more information, please contact your UISS Client Relations Representative.

Important Product News

Contract News

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Want a Great Cup of Coffee or Tea? UISS has a New Contracted Vendor, Community Coffee!

Equipment Programs
Community Coffee representatives will install new state-of-the-art Community branded coffee brewing equipment chosen to meet the needs of each facility and location, and based upon location volume. They also supply coffee air pots and urns, as needed.

Fast Mobilization
New set-up in under 30 days, based upon the equipment required that includes repairs, service and maintenance.

Community Coffee Company has a toll free number with a live operator 24/7 (800) 468-2488.

What makes Community Coffee Company special?

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Prospective Contracts

Watch for New UISS Contracts in these Categories!

•Bulk Oxygen
•Diagnostic Software for Diagnostic Accuracy and Patient Care
•EMS Supplies and Equipment
•Interventional Analytics for Skilled Nursing Facilities
•Negative Pressure Wound Care Systems
•Quality Management System Software for Hospitals and Managed Care Organizations
•Recycling Operating Room Blue Warp

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Premier Breakthroughs Conference

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Professional Services Contract News

UISS Enhanced Premier Contract Terms for Equipment Leasing and Financing services!

United Iroquois Shared Services, Inc. (UISS) has recently partnered with First Financial Healthcare Solutions (FFHS), to provide enhanced, Premier contracted equipment leasing and financing services directly to UISS members. The contract (PP-MM-418) was enhanced to exclusively supply UISS organization with direct access to a variety of convenient and flexible funding solutions, while providing additional lease incentives to efficiently deliver cost savings for projects that could use assistance on the lease financing.

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Sell Surplus Supplies & Equipment Fast!

Auction Service for Selling Surplus Equipment!

Want to turn your surplus equipment in to CASH? Auction services are a GREAT way to sell surplus real estate, trucks, heavy equipment, fleet vehicles, and business assets including medical and non-medical equipment FAST!

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