HealthTrust Purchasing Group Signs Contracts with Cook Medical
June 18, 2008
Bloomington, Ind., June 18, 2008 – Cook Medical, a world leader in interventional medical technology, announced today it will have a significantly expanded vendor relationship with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP (HealthTrust), a group purchasing organization (GPO) committed to providing clinically recommended products and services at competitive prices. Cook Medical is now contracted to supply medical devices in the areas of peripheral diagnostics, peripheral intervention, vena cava filters and peripheral stents to HealthTrust's member facilities.
“We are very pleased to enter this strategic relationship with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, as it signifies an important milestone for Cook Medical,” said Rob Lyles, vice president and global leader of Cook Medical's Peripheral Intervention products division. “While this is projected to significantly enhance revenue for our division, we are especially pleased that HealthTrust has acknowledged the value of our products to their members. The market share data, market trends and new technologies of Cook Medical, as well as our 45-year history of putting patient outcomes and customer service as our highest priorities, were evaluated before our company was named a contracted vendor for HealthTrust. We believe passing this litmus test is a true testament to the quality of our products, our commitment to improving patient health and our position as a leading global provider of interventional devices.”
About Cook Medical:
Cook Medical was one of the first companies to help popularize interventional medicine, pioneering many of the devices now commonly used worldwide to perform minimally invasive medical procedures. Today, the company integrates device design, biopharma, gene and cell therapy and biotech to enhance patient safety and improve clinical outcomes in the fields of aortic intervention; interventional cardiology; critical care medicine; gastroenterology; radiology, peripheral vascular, bone access and oncology; surgery and soft tissue repair; urology; and assisted reproductive technology, gynecology and high-risk obstetrics. Cook is a past winner of the prestigious Medical Device Manufacturer of the Year Award from Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine. For more information, visit www.cookmedical.com.
About HealthTrust Purchasing Group:
HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, is a group purchasing organization that supports over 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $13 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically-recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery and continuously evaluating and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. HealthTrust is located at 155 Franklin Road, Suite 400, Brentwood, TN 37027 Website: www.healthtrustpg.com.