Prime Healthcare taps HealthTrust for GPO services

Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare selected HealthTrust, a Nashville, Tenn.-based healthcare performance improvement company, as its exclusive group purchasing organization.

Through the agreement, which takes effect March 1, 2018, HealthTrust will provide GPO services for Prime Healthcare's 45 hospitals and affiliated care facilities in 14 states.

"We are compelled by HealthTrust's experience in managing a clinically integrated supply chain to address rising costs while improving healthcare quality," said Prem Reddy, MD, chairman, president and CEO of Prime Healthcare. "Their total spend management approach and superior contracts will provide immediate value while maintaining access to quality products and services needed by physicians and their patients."

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