When it comes to change, CV Medical leads the charge

Friday, April 30, 2004

OKLAHOMA CITY - CV Medical Solutions isn’t forgetting its rural roots, but it’s hard to argue with the provider’s move last September to consolidate operations in the Oklahoma City metro area.
CV Solutions consolidated four locations into one Oklahoma City location (above) and watched its revenue jump 20%.

The company’s revenue is up 20% and with the increased efficiencies that came from integrating four separate locations under one roof, the bottom line has swelled, said CEO Tracey Wills.

“We probably should have made the move a long time ago, but we love our relationships in western Oklahoma,” said Wills. “That is where we grew up and we still maintain those relationships.”

The faster-growing metro area with its larger population offers the company more opportunity for growth, she explained.

As part of its consolidation, CV Solutions moved three El Reno locations and its existing Oklahoma City branch into a new 22,000-square-foot location in Oklahoma City. The company still operates a maintenance facility in El Reno.

By consolidating under one roof, the $12 million company reaped a number of benefits. For example, the company cut down on the amount of office supplies it buys and made it easier to coordinate deliveries, Wills said.

To help employees with the move, CV Solutions held a bunch of group activities - barbecues, training and other get-togethers, where employees could get to know each other.

“That brought it all together, and we had minimal pains from the integration,” Wills said. “We lost a few people who didn’t like the dynamics or to travel a little farther. But I tell people, ‘If you don’t like change, you will hate working for me.’”