Founded by The Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio (HCNO) in 1978 and separately incorporated in 1983, Northwest Ohio Shared Services (NOSS) is the regional marketing arm for Vizient, a national group purchasing organization. NOSS provides members throughout northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan and northeast Indiana with aggregate purchasing power through a supply chain portfolio offered by Vizient. NOSS has more than 250 members, including hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers, clinics, schools, EMS units, provider pharmacies, adult feeding programs and physician practices.

A member-focused organization, NOSS also provides the following educational programs and services:

  • Compliance Forum
  • Information Technology Forum
  • Pharmacy Directors Meetings
  • Materials Managers Meetings
  • Food and Nutrition Services

HCNO member hospitals participating in group purchasing or educational programming include:

  • Bellevue Hospital
  • Blanchard Valley Health System
  • Fisher-Titus Medical Center
  • Fulton County Health Center
  • Henry County Hospital
  • Magruder Hospital
  • Mercy Health
  • St. Luke’s Hospital
  • University of Toledo Medical Center
  • Wood County Hospital