Wow--- I see these others have pointed out ways for you to save MUCH MORE THAN 5 percent. We are pretty much the same:
We make ice packs out of ice-filled gloves covered with aloe baby wipes (they get a box in their baby admit kits, which ARE chargeable). The aloe is soothing to the tender perineal area and smells so good. They love it and it costs us nothing but the glove and ice. We tell them they are replaceable anytime and they work better than those worthless chemical ice packs for the peri anyday.
We have NEVER *given* out breast pumps! First, we don't encourage their use in nursing moms unless baby is in special care and cannot eat or mom has VERY special issues with her anatomy. Usually, there is NO need for a pump in establishing nursing in the healthy couplet. Why do you GIVE them away? Sheesh these are BIG buck items where I work!!!! If they have to use a pump, I encourage them to rent pumps or purchase them. LLL has great resources on how to rent/buy the best pumps. We rarely have to issue breast pump kits where I work. Like I said only if there are special issues for mom or baby.
Our delivery packs are ALSO chargeable. We have peri pads, peri bottles, fishnet panties and (for vaginal deliveries, tucks pads and dermaplast spray). The babies' admit kids include diapers, wipes (those wonderful aloe ones Medline puts out) and alcohol wipes, combs and shampoo. The alcohol, naturally is NON-chargable. We just put 20 or 30 in the pack so they can do cord care.
Again, these admit packs are chargeable so we are not buying them, the patients (or insurace, whatever, are). We give EVERYONE an admit pack that includes a 1 liter standard pink water pitcher, emesis basin and the tub they come in (which usually serves as the emesis basin really). These are HOSPITAL-issued and the patients don't pay for these 3 things. EVERYTHING ELSE WE ISSUE IS CHARGEABLE AND therefore NOT a unit expense unless the nurse/tech misses the charge. That is tough to do these days, cause ours is a scan-out system so what you take, you scan to the patient. Less loss that way.
There I see 3 major areas you can cut costs. It's like the principals we use to conserve for our planet: Reduce, Reuse. Don't issue what is not needed (like breast pumps and those silly chemical perineal ice packs) and reduce the need to use other things wherever possible. REUSE those Ice pitchers and basins for baby baths (if they have not thrown up in em). It's about being creative and not wasting what we do have. It hits us all in the pocketbook eventually if we are not careful. Do this and you will realize a much greater savings than 5%, I suspect. Good luck.