HealthTrust offers an immediate and sustainable supply cost advantage through the industry’s most comprehensive contract portfolio, delivering an average savings of 7 to 12 percent.

Preparing for the Next 20 Years: From the Desk of Ed Jones

BUILDING ON TWO DECADES OF FOUNDATIONAL HISTORY & BUSINESS GROWTH  The official acknowledgment of HealthTrust’s 20-year milestone commences this quarter with the publication of our first annual report. We will continue to commemorate our platinum achievement throughout 2019, including a celebration with member attendees during the HealthTrust University Conference in Nashville. WELCOME KINDRED HEALTHCARE As […]

Read More

Starting Line: From the Desk of Ed Jones

Flashback to 1999 Reflecting on 20 years of foundational history and business growth Rewind to 1999 and what do you remember most? Notably, Bill Clinton was halfway through his second term as U.S. president, Columbine became a name forever etched in our hearts, and technology experts were warning us about the Y2K bug and its […]

Read More

Supplier Diversity

In most communities, healthcare facilities are an equalizer: Local residents of various social, racial and ethnic backgrounds may live in separate neighborhoods and attend different schools, churches and synagogues, but they can all find care at the same hospital. And increasingly, healthcare facilities seek to reflect their focus on serving people from all walks of […]

Read More

HealthTrust Presents 2017 Member Recognition Awards

LAS VEGAS, Nevada—July 18, 2017—HealthTrust has recognized 21 individuals with its highest honor during the 2017 HealthTrust University Conference in Las Vegas. The healthcare performance improvement company established its annual Member Recognition Award program to acknowledge outstanding contributions of member organizations for demonstrating best practices and achieving operational excellence benefitting providers and their patients. Awards […]

Read More

Doctor Meeting Teamwork Diagnosis Healthcare Concept

Management Matters: Physician Q&A: Felix Lee, M.D.

Felix Lee, M.D., discusses the importance of physician engagement in establishing best practices, the role of physician advisors in HealthTrust’s clinical contracting strategy, and his goals for educating and enlisting physician champions on a local level. What are some of the reasons you chose to specialize in interventional cardiology? I originally majored in the neurosciences […]

Read More

Diversity Matters

Today, a growing number of hospitals and healthcare providers recognize the importance of embracing diversity in every aspect of the organization—including supply chain. A diverse supplier base better reflects a hospital’s patients and the communities it represents.

Read More

A Pathway for Better Care

The antimicrobial stewardship team at Boston Medical Center recently rolled out a quality improvement initiative aimed to reduce C-diff through reducing use of three antibiotic drugs. This change is expected to reduce C-diff at the hospital by 28 percent and save $70,000 each quarter over the next 12 months.

Read More

syringe with the vial preparation for injection

The Growing Cost of the Measles Outbreak

The outbreak of measles, for which a safe and cost-effective vaccine is available, is proving to be a surprising threat for healthcare professionals—and a costly one to society.

Read More

red drugs representing shortages

Getting a Handle on Drug Shortages

Nationwide, virtually all hospitals confront shortages of mission-critical drugs, and it has added hundreds of millions of dollars to pharmacy and operating budgets and to the costs of patient care.

Read More