Siemens secures contracts for MRI, ultrasound with HealthTrust
24 April 2005
Malvern Pa, & Brentwood Tenn, USA. Siemens Medical Solutions announced
today it has been awarded three-year contracts with HealthTrust Purchasing
Group (HPG) to provide its network of 1,500 participating hospitals and
healthcare systems access to Siemens magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and
ultrasound technologies, effective through March 31, 2008.
HPG members can now select from Siemens' full portfolio of award-winning
MRI systems, including the MAGNETOM Avanto, Symphony, Trio and Espree, all
available with Tim (Total imaging matrix) technology, and its advanced
ultrasound technologies, including the nation's top-selling ACUSON Sequoia
ultrasound platform, as well as the SONOLINE Antares, SONOLINE G60 S and
SONOLINE G50 ultrasound systems. This is the first time HPG has offered
Siemens' MRI systems to its membership.
HPG, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, is a group purchasing
organization (GPO) that supports not-for-profit and for-profit acute care
hospitals, ambulatory surgery centres, alternate care sites, and physician
practices. With an annual purchasing volume of more than $6 billion, HPG is
committed to obtaining the best price for clinically-recommended products,
ensuring timely delivery and continuously evaluating and improving services
to the patients, physicians and clinicians the company serves.