Two of the hospital industries leading group purchasing organizations announced a flurry of supply deals with medical device companies for wound care and hand held surgical instruments Thursday.
Premier, the Charlotte, N.C.-based GPO with 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 84,000-plus other healthcare sites, said it has entered into distribution deals for wound care drainage products with four medical device companies including Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH),C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR), Medline Industries and Surgimed Corp, effective as of August 1st.
Novation also announced a slew of agreements with companies in the hand held surgical instruments market.
Novation, which represents 65,000 members in the VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association, and Provista LLC systems, said the contracts are effective October 1, 2012.
"Handheld surgical instruments are an integral part of a hospital’s day-to-day operations," Cathy Denning, vice president, sourcing operations at Novation said in a prepared release. "As a result, the hospital members we serve expect a high level of quality and comprehensive selection at a competitive price. Our handheld surgical instruments portfolio offers just that. We are committed to helping the hospitals we serve have the services and supplies necessary to deliver the highest quality patient care."