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HISTORY

Explore some of the key moments in ROi's transformational supply chain journey from the early days to present year as we collaborate with fellow providers to elevate the strategic role of supply chain in health care. Please visit our Press and Awards page for additional stories.

2002

Officially Incorporated

The seeds for ROi were planted in the early 2000s. Mercy supply chain leaders sketched on the back of a napkin ideas that led to the formation of ROi. ROi was born out of a cultural need to integrate key functions across Mercy, and was charged with building a supply chain model through industry expertise and hospital knowledge, and improving the way Mercy managed its resources - specifically, how it purchased, distributed and used supplies and equipment, and how it managed the total supply chain from manufacturer to patient.

Officially Incorporated

2003

CSC Opens

After purchasing and revamping a former Rawlings Distribution Center in Springfield, Missouri, ROi opens a 100,000-square-foot Consolidated Services Center (CSC). Today, the CSC serves as a strategic platform -- not only where medical supplies and pharmaceuticals are managed and passed through to hospitals -- where ROi innovates and creates new services to capture greater savings for providers.

CSC Opens

2003

Rx Repackaging

ROi begins pharmacy distribution from its Consolidated Services Center, and together, ROi and our founder, Mercy, launch a pharmaceutical repackaging program that would become widely recognized in our industry as a significant patient safety initiative. The program, which uses medication dispensing machines, bedside scanning and verification equipment to track medication all the way to the patient, was born out of ROi’s innovative approach of linking supply chain to improved patient safety.

Rx Repackaging

2004

Contract & Source

ROi creates a Strategic Contracting & Sourcing arm, moving our founder Mercy's contracts from a traditional industry GPO to ROi managed contracts. Today, ROi helps providers across the United States manages the evaluation, selection, contracting, standardization and utilization of all products and services necessary for patient care

Contract & Source

2006

Private Label Brand

ROi launches the first provider-owned private label program in the United States, later re-branded as Regard®. Regard® helps providers remove steps from the supply chain to secure high quality products at an affordable price. ROi offers more than 2,000 SKUs of products through its private label program.

Private Label Brand