Benco Dental announced that it is being recognized as the preferred full line dental distributor of the National Association of Community Health Centers’ (NACHC) business affiliate, Community Health Ventures (CHV), specifically for the Value in Purchasing (ViP) Program. The ViP Program facilitates costs savings for health centers on products used for and by health centers.
“I can’t share with the Benco family enough how excited I am about partnering with such an outstanding organization as the CHV ViP Program. This national partnership, specific to the Community Health Center (CHC) movement, creates an amazing platform for us to continue to grow the business,” says John Lamb, Director, Community Health Center Development for Benco Dental. “For over 52 years, Community Health Centers have been providing primary and dental health care to our nation’s most vulnerable populations. Today, CHCs provide health care to over 24 million under and uninsured patients. Benco is proud to be a part of this amazing movement and to be supporting these dental services through the ViP program.
In 2015, CHV’s ViP Program—a group purchasing program designed for CHCs to secure savings for an array of health care products and services includingmedical, dental, office, furniture, and equipment—exceeded $100 million in medical and dental supply sales. These sales represent more than $23 million in savings that have been channeled back into the health care system.
Benco Dental is a Corporate Member of NACHC, which enables the largest privately owned dental distributor in the country to support events such as National Health Center Week, August 7-13, with the theme of Celebrating America's Health Centers: Innovators in Community Health.
“Partnering with a movement such as the National Association of Community Health Centers aligns perfectly with our company vision of giving back to the communities where we live and work,” says Chuck Cohen, Benco Dental Managing Director. “By participating in the Benco CHV/ViP program, health centers will further support NACHC in continuing to do the great work that it does on behalf of health centers on a daily basis.”
Danny Hawkins, Community Health Ventures’ Senior Vice President, adds: “In Benco, ViP now offers a true national dental program that pairs discounts on dental sundries and equipment with a world-class service model. We couldn’t be happier that our CHC market has chosen this partnership and that it’s already providing benefit to health centers nationally.”