Supplier Partnerships & Policies

Supply Chain Initiatives



The Contracting Group at HSHS utilizes exceptionally diligent processes to monitor and measure contract compliance, manage the agreements within the vast portfolio of our group purchasing organization, HealthTrust (HPG), and collaborate with our clinical colleagues to develop standardized formularies that can be adopted across all of HSHS to improve the quality of care.



The Procurement Group provides purchasing services for all HSHS ministries. Additionally, we also provide assistance to our colleagues and suppliers with questions related to purchasing and accounts payable.

For questions related to purchasing and accounts payable transactional events please contact the Consolidated Services Help Desk (CSHD). 

The CSHD is the first level of support for end users and vendors for procurement and accounts payable services. Providing excellence in customer service is a key principle of Consolidated Services and the Consolidated Services Help Desk (CSHD).  The Consolidated Services team strives to ensure that the level of service provided exceeds expectations. This customer service approach will ensure that HSHS colleagues and vendors contacting the CSHD speaks to someone who is trained and experienced in efficiently providing information and facilitating a resolution.



The Pharmacy Services Group is responsible for all aspects of pharmaceutical contracting and clinical support activities for its member facilities. Our team combines cutting edge, outside-the-box thinking with a portfolio of industry-leading pharmaceutical contracts to support each local ministry.

Clinical Resource Management


The Clinical Resource Management Group works alongside clinician and supply chain leads throughout HSHS to provide oversight and direction in reviewing, implementing, and monitoring the group purchasing organization contracts. These crucial activities involve the conversions of products’ UOM to improve software compatibility and fulfill internal product requests from individual facilities.

Capital Equipment


The Capital Equipment Group evaluates all capital equipment quotes for standardization opportunities, and negotiates the final pricing of this equipment. We also utilize the latest supply chain trends by leveraging the system’s size, and coordinating all hospital purchases into bulk buy opportunities for similar equipment and manufacturer purchases.

FANS/EVS Contracts and Sustainability


The FANS/EVS Contracts and Sustainability Group oversees the day-to-day operations of patient, public, and environmental cleaning services of each HSHS facility to ensure our patients and colleagues are provided with only the most pristine environments. Additionally, our group administers the sustainable environment initiatives at each local ministry across the system to ensure our Franciscan value of reverence for the earth is carried out.