March 1, 2010 – Kansas City, Mo. -- Sizewise, a growing and diversified medical manufacturer, today announced that it was awarded a national contract with HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HPG) in its original area of specialty – Bariatric Care. The multi-year contract provides HPG facilities with a suite of Sizewise products designed and built not only to provide comfort and healing for the patient, but also to reduce caregiver injury.
We’re proud to be associated with HealthTrust, one of the most respected organizations in our industry,” said Tim McCarty, who oversees national and international sales for Sizewise. “We have a long history working with other HealthTrust affiliates and we’re pleased to extend that presence with the broad-based membership of this progressive GPO.
The HPG deal provides for a diverse range of Sizewise products and services and will be effective from March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2013. Sizewise will offer its products under rental agreements (#2744) to HPG affiliates.
Sizewise products are the right fit for patients and caregivers alike, and the HPG contract will include a broad range of bed frames – such as the Sizewise SW Low Boy®, the only bed on the market that is 7” from the floor at its lowest point, which aids in fall prevention and patient mobilization. Sizewise also will provide a variety of surfaces that are also unique among manufacturers, such as its BigTurn™, SW Pulsate™ or SW Alternate™ mattresses. Additionally, HPG facilities will have access to various patient management solutions, real-time 24/7 service, staff education and training.
Not only do HPG member facilities have the best-in-category products and services, they can be proud of the fact that it is all manufactured in the U.S.,” said Tim Blackwood, national account manager for Sizewise. “What this really means to facilities is quality, and we’re one of the few players in this market that can claim end-to-end accountability for our product from the time it leaves the manufacturing floor until it is supporting a patient.
About HealthTrust Purchasing Group
HealthTrust Purchasing Group, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 non-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and alternative care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $15 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 patient, physicians and clinicians it serves. HealthTrust is located at 155 Franklin Road, Suite 400, Brentwood, TN 37027. The website is www.healthtrustpg.com http://healthtrustpg.com/