Eight northwest Ohio hospitals have formed a partnership to pool resources and save money.
Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green, Bellevue Hospital, Blanchard Valley Health System in Findlay, Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers of Bryan, Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Henry County Hospital in Napoleon, Magruder Memorial Hospital in Port Clinton and Fisher-Titus Medical Center have formed a new corporation, Vantage Healthcare of Ohio LLC.
Each hospital will keep its individual name but the group has pooled resources to create this new organization, which will look for ways to combine their purchasing power. All of the members are community hospitals that operate independently in small communities. The new agreement will allow each hospital to have the scale of some of the larger hospital systems when purchasing health-care products for employees or when contracting with vendors to provide products such as linen services.