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NPPC LogoNorthern Plains Premier Collaborative, LLC (NPPC)

  • Northern Plains Premier Collaborative (NPPC) is a collaborative between Avera Health, Regional Health and Premier which was formalized in May of 2008. NPPC became a limited liability company on March 31, 2011. The umbrella of NPPC encompasses facilities and affiliates of both health systems and collaborates in partnership with Premier, Inc., as our Group Purchasing Organization.
  • It is a contracting agent of Avera Health and Regional Health designed to aggregate and leverage collective purchasing volumes to achieve supply chain savings and share best practices to improve the quality of patient care.
  • Through volume commitment and local negotiations, NPPC enhances Premier national agreements and develops local and regional agreements. 

NPPC Mission

The mission of NPPC is to share ideas and to aggregate the combined purchasing volume of NPPC facilities and their affiliates to further the common economic benefit of the members through standardization and maximizing the value of  Premier and locally negotiated contracts.

Team Members

Tanya Merrigan
Director
Phone: 605-322-4561  
Email: tanya.merrigan@avera.org

Tom Schoenhard
Capital Manager
Phone: 605-719-5525
Email: tschoenhar@regionalhealth.com

Paula Mahagnoul
Value Analysis Manager
Phone: 605-755-5496
Email:pmahagnoul@regionslhealth.com

Kristi Lund
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 605-322-8443
Email: kristi.lund@avera.org

Michelle Barthel
Premier Regional Director
Phone: 605-645-1328
Email: michelle_barthel@premierinc.com