Group Purchasing Program

MHCA Business Services, Inc., is an affiliate of the Maine Health Care Association. It was established in 2000, assuming the management functions of the association’s group purchasing program previously held by the Maine Health Care Shared Services Cooperative. The group purchasing program was enhanced by its partnership with MedAssets, one of the nation’s leading group purchasing organizations. This partnership launched a new and expanded group purchasing program to benefit all MHCA members.

Our expanded group purchasing program offers members multiple benefits, including:

  • Lower purchasing costs, as a result of the economies of scale and higher volumes afforded by national and regional contracts.

  • Rebates to facilities on purchases.

  • Improved operational efficiencies through such value-added services as benchmarking and patient care financial projects.

If you have any questions, or would like us to consider a product or service for potential inclusion in the program, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Manager of Business & Information Services, at the association office (207.623.1146).

Participating Vendors

Acadia Benefits (partnership with MHCA Insurance Services)
Products/Services: Health Insurance & Voluntary Benefits

Provista/MedAssets
Products/Services: National Group Purchasing Partner

AERUS
Provider of air treatment products. Aerus introduces their new technology, ActivePure, which has been university tested and proven effective on bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi in the air and on surfaces with infectious control. ActivePure is the only air purification technology in the world granted the Certified Space Technology Seal by the Space Foundation.

APPI Energy

Maine Health Care Association has endorsed APPI Energy to provide data-driven procurement solutions that reduce and manage electricity and natural gas supply costs for members on an ongoing basis. Every day, APPI Energy identifies the wide range of energy supplier prices across the U.S., and the lowest prices available among many vetted, competing suppliers. To take advantage of this membership benefit program, contact Carrie Shepard at APPI Energy at 667-330-1167.

Cross Insurance
Products/Services: Property/Casualty Insurance

H.P. Hood
Products/Services: Dairy

Harbor Linen, LLC - A Bed, Bath & Beyond Company
Products/Services: Apparel/Footwear/Uniforms, Furniture/Interior Design, Housekeeping/Laundry, Incontinent Products

Lepage Bakeries, A Subsidiary of Flower Foods
Products/Services: Bread & Baked Goods

McKesson
Products/Services: Pharmaceutical/Medical Services & Supplies

Medline
Products/Services: Pharmaceutical/Medical Services & Supplies

Office Depot/OfficeMax (moved under Provista/MedAssets program)
Products/Services: Office Supplies & Furnishings

PERFORMANCE Foodservice - NorthCenter (under Provista/MedAssets program)
Products/Services: Food/Beverage/Nutrition

Senior Crimestoppers/Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation
Products/Services: The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) is a national organization that serves as a conduit for banks to use to fulfill their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements through providing aid to low and moderate income individuals in their local community.  The Foundation’s mission is to provide safe and secure living environments for our nation’s senior nursing home residents, many of whom are low and moderate income individuals, through the operation of the nationally-acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program.

Support Medical Systems, Inc.
Products/Services: Rental/Lease of Durable Equipment

Sysco of Northern New England (under Provista/MedAssets program)
Products/Services: Food/Beverage/Nutrition

TwinMed, LLC
Products/Services: Pharmaceutical/Medical Services & Supplies

W.B. Mason
Products/Services: Office Supplies & Furnishings