ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/29/13 --
MEDITE Inc., a leading developer of innovative, high-quality equipment and supplies for histology, pathology and cytology laboratories, today announced that it has signed an agreement with HealthTrust, a total cost management solutions provider and group purchasing organization (GPO) for hospitals, as well as acute and non-acute healthcare facilities.
Under the terms of the agreement, effective August 1, 2013, MEDITE's product portfolio of histology systems and supplies will be available to HealthTrust's 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites.
"MEDITE has spent more than three decades providing reliable, cost effective histology system and supply solutions in Europe, and is the leader in the German market," added Michael Ott, co-president of MEDITE Group. "Our goal over the next 18 months is to significantly expand our customer base and operations in the U.S. by offering a differentiated and high value added histology product offering. Our agreement with HealthTrust represents a milestone in the execution of this strategy and we look forward to working with their team to serve their large and growing base of customers seeking solutions for the pathology, histology and cytology necessary for cancer detection and gentle treatment."
About MEDITE Inc.
MEDITE Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Burgdorf, Germany-based MEDITE® Group, is dedicated to serving customers in Europe, the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Since 1978, MEDITE® Group has specialized on the development, manufacture and distribution of medical laboratory equipment and supplies for pathology, histology and cytology. For these fields, the Company offers a complete range of devices and consumables. MEDITE Group currently sells into 70 countries and is the market leader in Germany. Through CytoGlobe, a wholly owned subsidiary, MEDITE offers a full range of products for Cytology labs, specifically liquid based cytology supplies and instruments. Additional information on MEDITE's products and services can be found at www.medite-group.com.
HealthTrust (legally known as 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. HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) serves 1,400 acute care facilities, 800 ambulatory surgery centers and members in more than 10,600 other locations including physician practices, long-term care 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: Medite GmbH