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 membership includes hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgery centers, clinics, physician practices and schools.

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:

  • Firelands Regional Medical Center
  • Fisher-Titus Medical Center
  • Fulton County Health Center
  • Henry County Hospital
  • Magruder Hospital
  • The Bellevue Hospital
  • University of Toledo Medical Center
  • Wood County Hospital