About Us

Growing with Members in Mind

For over 40 years, Prairie Health Ventures has sought to help smaller, more remote hospitals and healthcare organizations remain independent. Now an alliance of over 53 hospitals and 500+ affiliates, PHV is focused on creating a customizable portfolio of services to help members progress, even as the industry changes.

PHV maximizes access to GPO contracts through its long-standing relationship with Premier, Inc. as an owner-member. In addition to group purchasing, we provide services to support technology, pharmacy, and administration.

We make it our business to build an effective alliance so that you can devote your focus to delivering exceptional care. To ensure that members enjoy the full benefit of aligning with us and each other, we also provide opportunities for leadership, education, and networking.

Rooted with experience in healthcare, PHV has grown to offer some of these same advantages to the community at large, serving sectors that include business, nonprofit, religious institutes, education, and more.

Like our hospital members, our non-healthcare affiliates can enjoy saving time and money buying things they already were using. As PHV continues to grow as a company, the team will proactively identify and fulfill member’s needs, so that we can ensure lasting success for independent hospitals and affiliate organizations across the Midwest.

Is PHV Membership Right for You?

Is PHV Membership Right for You?

Company Facts

In the 1970’s, Prairie Health Ventures was founded in Schuyler, NE as a healthcare group purchasing organization called Nebraska Purchasing Group (NPG). The company evolved to meet the needs of Nebraska health systems as it merged and changed to create the strong care environment that exists today.

NPG became Prairie Health Ventures in 2000, then allied with Premier, Inc in 2013. As an owner in Premier, PHV can access and offer our members the most current contracts and best practices in the industry.

PHV experienced rapid growth in 2015, founding the Independent Health Network while transitioning to Rodney Triplett as CEO.

NPG Health Collaborative, LLC was formed in 2017 as a separate legal entity to apply for the CMS Shared Savings Program.

PHV continues to expand services to meet the needs of members. This includes reshaping our IT into Virtual Services and the addition of USAC Consulting to help members maximize use of FCC programs. We have also introduced services in HR to help develop high-performing organizations and support leadership among members.


We exist to help members succeed through collaboration.


To be the leading healthcare alliance in the region dedicated to helping members remain independent through a variety of shared services and partnerships that improve cost and business performance. PHV is seen by members as a trusted provider of services that bring value to all participants.

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