GOJO Signs Agreement with HealthTrust
New Contract Gives Group Purchasing Organization Healthcare Facilities Ability
to Purchase GOJO Hand Hygiene and Skin Health Products
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2013
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --GOJO Industries Inc., a leader in
the innovation of hand hygiene products and skin health, today announced a new
contract with HealthTrust to provide its 1,400 member hospitals and 10,600
ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites with
access to purchase, the full line of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer and
PROVON® hand hygiene and skin care products through the group purchasing
organization (GPO). Products include hand washing products and dispensers,
compliance monitoring and measurement tools, and PURELL® Advanced Hand
Sanitizer brands, including green certified products.
Effective hand hygiene products are imperative for healthcare facilities, as
well as products that protect and maintain skin condition. GOJO has been
offering its PROVON® and PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer products to
the acute care market since 2001.
"We are pleased to provide HealthTrust and its members with GOJO products,
state-of-the-art delivery systems and product formulations, and award winning
research and education," said Dave Mackay, vice president Sales and Marketing,
Healthcare Markets. GOJO has provided hand hygiene and skin health solutions
for nearly 25 years and we know the products and processes we've pioneered
help increase hand hygiene compliance, reduce infection rates in hospital
settings and improve patient outcomes."
According to HealthCare Supply Chains Association, a group purchasing
organization (GPO) is an entity that helps healthcare providers-such as
hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies-realize savings and
efficiencies by aggregating purchasing volume and using that leverage to
negotiate discounts with manufacturers, distributors and other vendors.
Overall, about 72 percent of purchases that hospitals make are done using GPO
GOJO Industries, Inc. (www.gojo.com) is the inventor of PURELL® Advanced
Instant Hand Sanitizer and the leading global producer and marketer of skin
health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. The broad GOJO
product portfolio includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing and
skin care formulas under the GOJO®, PURELL® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO
formulations use the latest advances in the science of skin care and
sustainability. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology,
engineered with attention to design, sustainability and functionality. GOJO
programs promote healthy behaviors for hand hygiene, skin care and compliance
in critical environments. GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered
in Akron, with offices in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan and
HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) is committed to strengthening provider
performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and
the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain
solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope
and value. Members include 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care
facilities and 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and
alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., HealthTrust is
closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business
Solutions (www.parallon.net) which include workforce management solutions,
revenue cycle and business process expertise and technology solutions.
SOURCE GOJO Industries Inc.
Contact: Samantha Williams, Public Relations Director of GOJO Industries,
Inc., +1-330-255-6397, firstname.lastname@example.org
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