DPA Q2 2022 Newsletter

by | May 12, 2022 | 0 comments

Hello everyone! As we approach the summer season, I hope all of you have made it a priority to take a little time for yourselves away from work. Whether you’re working in finance, procurement, operations (or all of the above), the past 2+years have been a never-ending series of emergencies, adjustments, and just plain hard work. Know that your efforts on behalf of your health centers are appreciated, and PLEASE be sure to take that long weekend – or that extended vacation – to relax and recharge.

In this quarterly edition of the Delta Purchasing Alliance (“DPA”) newsletter, I would like to highlight some of our recent successes. First, over the last few months, the DPA has held a series of informational webinars for our members in which we provide details of our various preferred pricing programs. Our last two webinars have focused on the DPA dental programs (Benco Dental and Patterson Dental) and our office supply programs (Staples and Office Depot/OfficeMax). These webinars have been well-attended and we’ve received great feedback from our membership. We will plan to continue this webinar series, so please keep an eye out for future email invitations!

I’m also pleased to announce that the DPA relationship with Office Depot/OfficeMax is now “official” and open to our member health centers! Later in this newsletter, you’ll find additional details on this new preferred pricing program and instructions on how to obtain a savings analysis for your health center. We’re excited to bring another office supply option to our DPA membership.

As always, if you have any questions regarding your DPA membership, please reach out to me at don.daniel@pmsnm.org. We have numerous preferred pricing programs available to all of you, and many procurement resources we can connect you with to make your day-to-day jobs just a little easier.

NOTE: If your health center is already an Office Depot/OfficeMax customer, we highly encourage you to compare your current pricing to the DPA program pricing. It’s very likely the DPA program can save you $ and, since your health center is already an Office Depot/OfficeMax client, you wouldn’t have to change anything in regards to your current Office Depot account, ordering systems, local reps, etc.

Don Daniel
Executive Director
Community Health Best Practices, LLC