GPO Contracts SRI Surgical to Provide Reusable Surgical Products

Healthcare group purchasing organization (GPO) MedAssets Supply Chain Systems LLC has contracted SRI/Surgical Express Inc. (SRI Surgical) to provide reusable surgical products, instrument programs, and a new product offering, the Hybrid Preference Pack, a sustainable surgical kitting solution combining reusable and disposable surgical items that it co-markets and distributes exclusively with Cardinal Health. This is the second consecutive contract between MedAssets and SRI Surgical, Med Assets reported. The new three-year agreement started December 1, 2010.

Gerald Woodard, CEO of SRI Surgical, stated in a press release: "As a supplier and reprocessor of reusable surgical products we are pleased to have the opportunity to continue to work with MedAssets' healthcare provider customers. The opportunity to include the Hybrid Preference Pack as an element of this contract will provide the clinical user the opportunity
to customize their procedure packs with both reusable and disposable products."

SRI Surgical is a founding member of Practice Greenhealth and a founding sponsor of Practice Greenhealth's initiative, Greening the OR." Offering central processing and supply chain management services, SRI Surgical provides reusable surgical products and reprocessing services to hospitals and surgery centers throughout the United States.

SRI states in the press release that its reprocessing cycle substantially reduces bio-hazardous waste and its impact on the environment.

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