In the group purchasing community, HPS is your trusted business partner. Whether you've been a member for years or you're looking for a new GPO relationship, HPS has a reputation in the industry of honesty, expertise and customer service.
We perform in the best interest of customers and vendor partners alike. Our longstanding relationships and industry presence have withstood the test of time, helping our members effectively achieve their purchasing goals since 1949.
Michelle Pleiness is the vice president of member development. She is responsible for the membership preservation by ensuring that we have direct communication with each of our members and understand their needs. In addition, the Member Development Team is responsible for growing the membership in all classifications and into new markets.
Michelle joined HPS in 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Western Michigan University and an MBA from Wayne State University.
“In 2005 Ohio University made a significant change in our food purchasing bid process and became a prime vendor under the HPS college and university food purchasing program. Through negotiations with the manufacturers on firm pricing and through the prime vendor distribution program, we are able to maximize the rebate program with Gordon Food Service and save more than $100,000 annually.”
—Melanie Glassmire, Ohio University Dining Services, Athens, Ohio
“Garden City Hospital has been an active member of HPS for more than 20 years and appreciates the assistance and support of all the staff at HPS. The continued growth and expansion of their membership is a reflection of the dedication to their mission. We have seen great value within the contracting portfolio for food service and the supply chain, as well as their support of continuing education. We look forward to a long-term relationship with the members and staff of HPS.”
—Catherine MacShara, FHIMSS, director, Materials Management, Garden City Hospital, Garden City, Mich.
“I have been a member of HPS for a lot of years and have always found the customer service team goes out of their way to help you. If you are looking for something they try to find it, if you need samples or a catalog they get them for you and do it in a timely manner. They are just super to work with. The whole HPS team is awesome!”
—Karen Anklam, materials management leader, Scherer Hospital, Pigeon, Mich.