August 8, 2018

Contact: Mary Brisson
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East Syracuse, NY 13057
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Energy Aggregation Program Drives Over 19% Savings for Participating Healthcare Members
Local GPO collaborates with Zenith Energy and Hospital Energy to improve energy services for its members

SYRACUSE, NY – United Iroquois Shared Services (UISS), the for-profit division of the Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA) and local group purchasing organization, has saved participating healthcare members more than $1 million on energy market contracts by facilitating an aggregation program based on best practices in energy procurement. On average, UISS members participating in the program have experienced savings of 19.5% on electricity supply and 22.3% on natural gas supply.

“Energy represents a significant spend for healthcare entities across the nation,” said Gary J. Fitzgerald, President & CEO of UISS and IHA. “We saw an opportunity to save our members money if they bought energy together. We are pleased to offer such a program relying heavily on the expertise of Hospital Energy and Zenith Energy. Every dollar saved is a dollar that can be reinvested to improve healthcare in the community.”

David Dermady, Director of Supply Chain for UISS and IHA member,