GOJO Signs Agreement with HealthTrust

New Contract Gives Group Purchasing Organization Healthcare Facilities Ability to Purchase GOJO Hand Hygiene and Skin Health Products

Jan 29, 2013, 10:00 ET from GOJO Industries Inc.

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO Industries Inc., a leader in the innovation of hand hygiene products and skin health, today announced a new contract with HealthTrust to provide its 1,400 member hospitals and 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites with access to purchase, the full line of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer and PROVON® hand hygiene and skin care products through the group purchasing organization (GPO).  Products include hand washing products and dispensers, compliance monitoring and measurement tools, and PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer brands, including green certified products.

Effective hand hygiene products are imperative for healthcare facilities, as well as products that protect and maintain skin condition.  GOJO has been offering its PROVON® and PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer products to the acute care market since 2001. 

"We are pleased to provide HealthTrust and its members with GOJO products, state-of-the-art delivery systems and product formulations, and award winning research and education," said Dave Mackay, vice president Sales and Marketing, Healthcare Markets.  GOJO has provided hand hygiene and skin health solutions for nearly 25 years and we know the products and processes we've pioneered help increase hand hygiene compliance, reduce infection rates in hospital settings and improve patient outcomes."

According to HealthCare Supply Chains Association, a group purchasing organization (GPO) is an entity that helps healthcare providers-such as hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies-realize savings and efficiencies by aggregating purchasing volume and using that leverage to negotiate discounts with manufacturers, distributors and other vendors.  Overall, about 72 percent of purchases that hospitals make are done using GPO contracts.

About GOJO
GOJO Industries, Inc. (www.gojo.com) is the inventor of PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer and the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings.  The broad GOJO product portfolio includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing and skin care formulas under the GOJO®, PURELL® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO formulations use the latest advances in the science of skin care and sustainability.  GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design, sustainability and functionality.  GOJO programs promote healthy behaviors for hand hygiene, skin care and compliance in critical environments.  GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, with offices in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan and Brazil. 

About HealthTrust
HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) 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.  Members include 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities and 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, 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 GOJO Industries Inc.