Healthcare Executive Testimonials

Testimonials from NCI CG Clients.

GPO Client Testimonials

NCI Consulting Group (NCI-CG) has been a valuable resource for Amerinet. As we search for companies that can assist our members in providing the highest quality patient care possible, NCI-CG introduces suppliers to us that offer many new and innovative products and services. Health care providers are constantly searching for the best technology available and NCI-CG has proven to be a valuable conduit to niche and high tech companies.”

Tod Ebert, President, Amerinet

NCI Consulting Group has been instrumental in bringing new and innovative suppliers to our attention which ultimately brings the best technology to our hospital customers. NCI Consulting Group has proven its ability to introduce suppliers that meet today’s contracting demands

David Ricker, Past President, Broadlane

I have had the pleasure of many business meetings with Jim and clients of NCI while working at a GPO. Jim is a true professional who comes totally prepared and represents his clients with a thorough knowledge of their products and services. He has opened many doors for his customers because of his professionalism, ethics and straight forward approach. I would recommend any company that is looking to approach a customer to connect with Jim for that opportunity.

Hank French, Director Contracting

Details of the Recommendation: “I have had the pleasure of knowing Jim for many years. He has always been a pleasure to work with and holds himself to a high level of ethical standards. He knows everybody in the Healthcare Supply Chain and GPO world, and would be an asset to any company looking for someone to help them with their business line. He is exceptionally hard working and passionate about getting the job done, and will provide results

Tim Marlette, Chief Purchasing Officer

NCI Consulting Group demonstrated the effectiveness of a truly professional organization. We are grateful for your ability to bring high ROI vendors for my team to learn about and network with, which ultimately help the HPS membership. What we accomplished in a few hours would take days, if not weeks to accomplish. In that short period of time, HPS was able to connect with these five companies and work toward better serving the HPS membership. I want to compliment you on the excellent tool set you provide which I believe will help HPS and these companies create and execute a plan to go to market with. Again, we thank NCI for creating this opportunity for us

Kevin Crampton, Vice President of Business Development And Contracting

NCI Consulting Group is a really good link to provide both resources and expertise to suppliers who have challenges in the marketplace. NCI Consulting Group assists the Consorta contract managers by making them aware of suppliers, who provide a validated “Value Proposition”. The true value toConsorta is to have an educated supplier interface with the Consorta contract team. At the same time, NCI assists suppliers who have a Consorta contract with developing the appropriate penetration plan to successfully manage the Consorta contract.

John Strong, Past President & CEO Consorta & Past Vice President Health Trust Purchasing Group & Past President/CEO Premier

NCI Consulting Group educates its clients on MedAssets’ members’ needs for cost of care delivery, quality patient care, and the overall requirements involved in providing a complete and attractive value proposition to MedAssets’ members. NCI’s client qualification process also prepares clients for go-to market requirements. The net result is that a higher quality of supplier is presented to MedAssets members

Rand BallardOffice of the Chief Executive Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

“NCI Consulting Group has a well-developed understanding of the evolving health care environment and the proven ability to help all stakeholders along the health care supply chain adapt and thrive amid ongoing change. NCI helps connect Novation with suppliers that have the ability to deliver innovative solutions to the health care providers we serve. Likewise, NCI Consulting continues to serve as a deft, established partner for health care suppliers seeking to leverage their business in new ways, grow their market share and connect with the dynamic touch points within the health care organizations they serve.”

Cathy Denning, Senior Vice President, Sourcing Operations

Knowing Jim to always be a person of high professionalism, and honorable character makes recommending him a great pleasure. Jim is a highly seasoned, educated supply chain Executive who can always be counted on to conduct his business affairs efficiently, and with a flexible “forward leaning” drive that is certain to find solutions that reduce his clients “pain points”. Clients should be prepared for meetings that are “results oriented” with Jim’s broad understanding of the market place harnessing the information necessary to deliver accountable call to action results. Working with Jim creates a professional relationship that will be long term.

Mike GeorgulisVice President, Second Sourcing

I have worked with Jim for about seven years since being with Premier He is a driven businessman, a motivating leader, and a very knowledgeable National Accounts professional. Jim is a person many small or new suppliers have gone to for guidance relative to their strategies around IDN and or GPO penetration. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of GPO and IDN Strategy. I enjoy working with him, and highly recommend him

Kevin GrayVice President Supplier Relations/Business Development

NCI is a unique organizations that has been able to bridge the gap of GPO needs specific to the acute care as well as the non-acute care needs. This organization has the pulse of the needs of the market and has successfully introduced companies to Premier with specific value-added components in the non-acute care space. NCI is responsive to our needs and the needs of our members and is always customer focused, extremely well organized and efficient.

Brent WisemanLead Region Director, Continuum of Care, Director, Provider Select: MD

I’ve worked with NCÍ for a long time during my career on the supplier and provider parts of healthcare. From both sides of the table, NCÍ has brought value in aligning the needs of Suppliers and Providers. They take a highly customized and consultative approach, taking time to understand the short and long-term needs of all stakeholders. The healthcare industry needs organizations like NCÍ to help us navigate the dynamic and unpredictable business environment

Gene KirtserPresident & CEO

NCI has been a great value to my company as has facilitated conversations with many potential vendor partners. Jim’s recommendations are well thought out and are on point with services we might be in the market for

Tim BuggPresident/CEO

We appreciate the relationship we’ve had with Jim and NCI. He has brought new vendors and potential opportunities to us that we may not have been introduced to

Mark LandauVice President, Group Purchasing

“NCI Consulting Group has introduced validated suppliers with solutions that provide quality patient care, clinical results and financial return to our regional member groups since 1986. NCI continues to introduce educated supplier clients to the MAGNET GROUP’s Contract Committee for evaluation. In today’s healthcare economically challenging times, our participant providers of healthcare depend on MAGNET GROUP providing supplier contracts which deliver “Quality of Care” solutions to meet their individual regional needs. NCI “VALUE” to the MAGNET GROUP is their ability as a consultancy to develop and implement strategical and tactical business plans to their supplier clients specifically for a positive MAGNET GROUP contract experience.”

Christopher Moore, President & Chair