Vendor Partners

Welcome to our vendor partners!

This section is for you and others interested in learning more about our Group Purchasing / Shared Services program.


Prime serves our members in the Mid-Atlantic region by partnering with contracted vendors to identify and deliver superior value. Value comes in many forms including aggressive national group level prices... often in return for committed volume and/or exclusivity...., superior service standards, members’ needs identification, special value added programs, problem resolution (and prevention), and close regular contact with our participating members.


Prime supports and endorses contracts to our members through focused and custom marketing strategies developed and implemented together with our contracted vendors.


We believe that sole source contracting, directly or through our affiliates, combined with high compliance, delivers the greatest value for all partners. However, multi-source contracting may be appropriate and used. These philosophies may vary depending upon the specific program, i.e. commodities, such as medical-surgical, dietary, pharmacy, or services, such as consulting or insurance products.


Our contract portfolio is composed of regional and national agreements:


Regional - Prime bids and negotiates our own regional agreements on behalf of our members with quality preferred vendors. We satisfy member needs by providing agreements which provide superior products and services with advantageous costs, terms, and unique value added features and benefits.


National - Agreements with national level pricing are provided to our members through Prime’s affiliation with MedAssets, one of the largest GPOs' in the nation.


In total, our program represents billions of dollars annually in buying power. This translates into programs and pricing that provides superior savings for our members.


Interested in contracting with Prime?

  • Send a letter of introduction to Prime, 6820 Deerpath Road, Elkridge, MD 21075-6234,
  • Email prime@mhaonline.org, or
  • Contact Jim Johnston at 410-796-6244

Please include information on your company and the products/services you are offering.

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