NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--HealthTrustSM today announces the signing of an exclusive agreement with Scripps Health to be the integrated delivery network’s national group purchasing organization (GPO) effective Feb. 1, 2017. In addition to significant savings from its committed-model portfolio, HealthTrust was selected to provide inSight AdvisorySM clinical and spend management solutions that leverage the GPO’s operating accountability and experience.
“In a rapidly changing healthcare environment in which many providers are facing increasing cost pressure, we will accelerate speed to value for Scripps in a fashion that preserves Scripps’ legacy for improved access, quality and affordability for patients”
Scripps is a private, nonprofit healthcare delivery system based in San Diego serving more than 700,000 patients annually through its network of acute-care hospitals, clinics, medical offices and home health services. Ranked among the top 15 health systems in the U.S. by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, Scripps is recognized for excellence in quality, clinical innovation, leadership, financial ratings and providing the highest standards of patient care.
“In a rapidly changing healthcare environment in which many providers are facing increasing cost pressure, we will accelerate speed to value for Scripps in a fashion that preserves Scripps’ legacy for improved access, quality and affordability for patients,” said HealthTrust President and CEO Ed Jones. “We are honored to welcome Scripps to our collective and incredibly proud to have an opportunity to help our newest member achieve ambitious supply chain objectives.”
HealthTrust (Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) 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. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, HealthTrust (healthtrustpg.com) serves over 1,400 acute care facilities and members in more than 22,600 other locations, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. On Twitter @healthtrustpg.
About Scripps Health
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats more than 700,000 patients annually through the dedication of 3,000 affiliated physicians and more than 15,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, hospice and home health care services, 28 outpatient centers and clinics, and hundreds of physician offices throughout the region.
Recognized as a leader in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Scripps Health is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine and wireless health care. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps Health is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Scripps Health has been ranked four times as one of the nation’s best health care systems by Truven Health Analytics. Its hospitals are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s best and Scripps Health is regularly recognized by Fortune, Working Mother magazine and AARP as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.