Founded in 1964, HPSI traces its beginnings to its founder, Blaine G. Lindahl. His idea was simple; present a plan to four Southern California hospitals whereby they could reduce their paper and medical supply costs by combining their purchasing volumes. The strategy was an immediate success, saving the hospitals thousands of dollars annually.
As HPSI continued to grow, it extended the strategy to other product areas and user groups. Over time, HPSI’s membership grew to include thousands of senior living operators, educational institutions, and foodservice businesses throughout the United States.
In 1985, HPSI began developing proprietary menus for its senior living members. In 2003, the menus were incorporated into a revolutionary web-based food service management program. The program called Menu2UPlus.com is a savings program providing an effective solution for reducing dietary costs and simplifying menu preparation.
By combining the purchasing power of its vast membership base, HPSI has since created an expansive network of local and national contracts providing substantial volume discounts and low prices on a broad array of quality name brand products, services and equipment.
HPSI is part of the Avendra Group portfolio of companies. As part of Avendra Group, HPSI leverages a vast network of professional procurement experts and innovative resources to deliver customized solutions to customers and suppliers.