Group Purchasing - Virginia Community Healthcare Association

Group Purchasing

The Virginia Community Healthcare Association offers individual community health centers and lookalike organizations an opportunity to access savings on behalf of their patients and health center sites. Group purchasing programs help save money, staff time and resources for our members while still maintaining access to high quality goods and services. The Association contracts with vendors to offer cost savings and/or shared services to members. Through the shared savings, the Association may collect a small fee on your behalf. The fees collected directly impact member organizations through trainings and other educational benefits, advocacy efforts, and other ways that support improving access to care. Please check back to this page frequently as we add more benefits!

Any member organization, in good standing, wishing to participate in the Association GPO must complete the Association GPO Agreement and return to Bernadette Johnson.

Should you have any questions, please contact Bernadette Johnson. You’ll find her contact information when you click her photo.

If you are a vendor with an interest in joining the Association GPO, please contact Bernadette Johnson. GPO vendor inquiries are regularly reviewed by Association staff in addition to the Shared Services Board Committee to ensure compliance with our procurement policies, exclusivity clauses within other contracts, and member needs.

Please Complete our Group Purchasing Vendor Application

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Virginia Community Healthcare Association is celebrating our 13th year of savings working with CommonWealth Purchasing Group (CPG)!

Saving Money Together

The Virginia Community Healthcare Association maintains a partnership with CommonWealth Purchasing Group (CPG), the leading group purchasing organization for community health centers in the country. They combine the purchasing power of more than 630 CHCs nationwide to negotiate savings and superior service from a portfolio of 75+ nationally recognized vendors. There is no cost to participate.

Tom Whelan, CPG's Member Resource Consultant for Virginia, can provide health centers with information on their savings program.

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Tom Whelan
CPG's Member Resource Consultant for Virginia














We are thrilled to have the opportunity to show you how much your organization can be saving when you buy the same products you’re already using through CommonWealth Purchasing Group’s nationally recognized vendors. Here’s how to get your comparison:

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Virginia Community Healthcare Association is excited to announce a Commercial Card Group Rebates Program with First American Healthcare Finance!


Earning Cashback and Rebates Together

The Virginia Community Healthcare Association maintains a partnership with First American Healthcare Finance, a leading financing and leasing services provider for community health centers across the country. In our ongoing efforts to provide benefits to our members, our new Visa Commercial Card and Group Rebate Program through First American offers the following value:

  • Rebate percentage calculated based on total group spend
  • No annual fees
  • Rebates paid out annually to each participating member
  • Full access to the Commercial Card Online platform

Each Virginia Community Healthcare Association member may enroll in the program and will earn a cash rebate that increases as more members participate. Additionally, the Commercial Card Online platform helps First American clients have more visibility, control, and reporting functions for their card transactions. The site provides reconciliation tools and online expense reporting to help members save time and reduce paper.

Zachary Gibbs, First American’s Financing Consultant for Virginia, can provide health centers with information on their financing and leasing programs. You'll find Zach’s contact information by clicking his photo below. Austin Beck, First American’s Commercial Card Product Specialist for Virginia, can provide health centers with information on the Commercial Card Group Rebates program.

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Zach Gibbs,
First American’s Financing Consultant 
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Austin Beck,
First American’s Commercial Card Product Specialist for Virginia, 


Schedule a demo
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to show you how much your organization can benefit from the Commercial Card Group Rebates Program. To schedule a demo and see how the First American Commercial Card Program compares to your current card program, contact our representative, Austin Beck.

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LabCorp, headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina, is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care through its comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. Employing nearly 65,000 employees worldwide, the company’s mission is to improve health and improve lives by delivering world-class diagnostics, accelerating the availability of innovative medicines to patients, and using technology to change the way care is delivered. LabCorp serves a broad range of customers, including managed care organizations, biopharmaceutical companies, governmental agencies, physicians and other healthcare providers, hospitals and health systems, employers, patients and consumers, contract research organizations, and independent clinical laboratories.

The company provides diagnostic, drug development and technology-enabled solutions for more than 120 million patient encounters per year. LabCorp typically processes tests on more than 2.5 million patient specimens per week and supports clinical trial activity in approximately 100 countries through its industry-leading central laboratory business, generating more safety and efficacy data to support drug approvals than any other company.


RegLantern: Health Center Compliance Reviews (OSV Mock Reviews)


RegLantern works with reviewers who are experts in their field and who are actively performing HRSA Operational Site Visits (within at least the last six months) – so they know the program requirements and are up to date on the current expectations. RegLantern uses three reviewers and only those who perform HRSA reviews in that area of expertise (Governance/Admin, Clinical, or Fiscal compliance). Each of these reviewers reviews your documents using our web-based platform remotely and (for the most part) asynchronously – saving you travel expenses and freeing your team up from sitting for hours in board rooms with the reviewers. Your health center operations can continue uninterrupted while our reviewers review!


The Association has negotiated special pricing for 2 options:

  1. RegLantern “Mock” Compliance Review and Report
  2. RegLantern “Mock” with Tracy Douglas-Wheeler, CEO (Admin/Governance Consultant)


Please contact Vanessa Womack, if you are interested in taking advantage of the discounted prices or need more information.

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