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Announcing the Winner of the Value First 2014 Annual Conference Giveaway!

Courtney Weidmann, California Region Purchasing Specialist for Value First and Joanne Handy, President & CEO of LeadingAge California pick the winner for the Value First Cost Study drawing to win a trip to the 2014 Annual Conference!


Value First Partners with Medline to Provide Members Cost-Savings and Clinical and Quality Solutions

Members gain access to large product portfolio and exclusive clinical education and quality assurance programs


Value First, the group purchasing organization owned by LeadingAge California, recently selected Medline Industries, Inc. as its newest healthcare product supplier and clinical education partner.

“Value First was built upon strong collaborations and Medline brings to this partnership greater access to more products, resources and industry expertise to help our members solve their biggest challenges,” said Jared Schei, president and CEO, Value First.

As the leading provider of healthcare supplies to the long-term care industry, Medline is providing its extensive portfolio of products to Value First members at significant savings.  The company also offers leading edge quality assurance programs and clinical education solutions to address pressure ulcer reduction, continence management, falls prevention and other critical areas.  Other programs members can access aimed at enhancing the quality of care and reducing readmissions include the abaqis quality management system and INTERACT eCurriculum training program.  In addition, through the company’s free, online education resource Medline University, Value First members can access Medline’s more than 250 continuing education courses.

“Medline is committed to providing quality products, services and solutions to help Value First members deliver the best quality of care to their residents and patients,”said Shawn Scott, vice president of corporate sales, post acute care division, Medline.  “We’re excited to not only offer high quality products but valuable clinical expertise in the areas of quality assurance and continuing education.”

Medline, with 40 distribution centers strategically located throughout the United States, can offer its broad assortment of Medline and national brand products directly to Value First members. Medline can also deliver cost savings and efficiencies by driving product standardization and utilization solutions, as well as providing enhanced reporting capabilities to help facilities better monitor and control costs.

For more information on how you can save money through Value First, email Courtney Weidmann or call 916-469-3392.

Win an All-Expense Paid Trip to the 2014 LeadingAge California Annual Conference!


Value First and LeadingAge California are giving away an all-expense paid trip to the 2014 Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA. The prize includes:

  • One Full Conference General Registration
  • 3 Nights Hotel 
  • $200 Travel Stipend


To win, simply complete a no-obligation cost study with Value First between January and March 10, 2014.  You receive one entry into the drawing for each type of cost study you conduct with Value First.  There is no purchase or commitment to purchase necessary.  It’s a double win – you get to see if Value First can save you some money on the products you are already buying AND you get a chance to win a trip the the Annual Conference!

What types of purchases can we cost study?

  • Food
  •  Janitorial/Sanitation Supplies
  • Maintenance
  • Office Supplies
  • Medical Supplies

Don’t forget – you get one entry for each of these types of cost studies you conduct with Value First, so enter as many times as possible!

To get started, and enter the drawing for your chance to win an all expense paid trip to the LeadingAge California Annual Conference, contact Courtney Weidmann at LeadingAge California, (916) 469-3392.