As St. Francis Care uses the Preferred Rebate Program to decrease its bottom-line expenses, the rebate payouts are invested in lean process improvement, consulting services and IT needs. And the product conversions that produce those rewards come at a pace that’s comfortable for St. Francis Care. In about nine months time, St. Francis Care was able to increase their rebate by two percent.
“I personally set the goals—based on what’s realistic—as we convert to more Cardinal Health™ brand products and move through the tiers,” Walsh said.
“There’s never any pressure to make a change. My Cardinal Health team works with me to help convert to Cardinal Health™ brand products. The team is wonderful to work with.”
Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system in central Connecticut and the largest independent Catholic healthcare provider in New England. Saint Francis Care serves the continuum of patient needs via nearly 900 affiliated physicians, three hospital campuses, 12 satellite medical offices and a variety of community clinics.