ZOLL enters into a purchasing agreement With HealthTrust Purchasing Group


ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, entered into a purchasing agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP  (HealthTrust), a leading healthcare group purchasing organization (GPO), for its therapeutic temperature management equipment.

Under the terms of the new agreement, HealthTrust members will be able to purchase ZOLL’s intravascular temperature management (IVTM™) system, which includes the Thermogard XP® temperature management console and a family of cooling/warming catheters with triple lumen central venous capability.

“We are extremely pleased that this large group purchasing organization, which has very high  member commitment to buying products under its contracts,  recognizes the advantages of our IVTM solution, and is offering its members the opportunity to incorporate this technology to improve the treatment of critical care patients,” said Richard A. Packer, Chairman and CEO of ZOLL.

About HealthTrust Purchasing Group

HealthTrust Purchasing Group, headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $15 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery, and continuously evaluating and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. The web site is www.healthtrustpg.com .

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies.  With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, fluid resuscitation, and therapeutic temperature management, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies which help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and critical care.

A NASDAQ Global Select company and a Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Company for the past three years, ZOLL develops and manufactures its products in the United States, in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. More than 400 direct sales and service representatives, 1,100 business partners, and 200 independent representatives serve our customers in over 140 countries around the globe. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.