Hoag Selects HealthTrust as Exclusive Group Purchasing Organization for Supplies and Purchased Services Optimization

Powerful analytics will assist in identifying purchased services opportunities and capturing savings while improving service levels across multiple categories of non-labor spend.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 27, 2021HealthTrust, a leading performance improvement organization for healthcare, announced today that Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Hoag) and its subsidiaries will convert to the HealthTrust GPO portfolio of contracts for products and services as well as utilize ancillary supply chain solutions effective December 1, 2021. The integrated health system anticipates immediate and significant value from conversion to HealthTrust supplier contracts. In addition, the companies will collaborate on dynamic improvement strategies addressing purchased services, facility and infrastructure operations and maintenance, capital equipment and construction/renovation projects.

Hoag is anchored by two acute-care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 – in addition to nine health centers and 14 urgent cares. Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of healthcare services that includes six institutes providing specialized services in cancer, digestive health, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and four ambulatory surgical centers. For five consecutive years, Hoag has been the highest-ranked hospital in Orange County according to U.S. News & World Report. The 2021-2022 rankings included national standings in five specialty areas and recognition for high performance in 17 specialty procedures. The hospital is one of only 11 in the country to achieve this distinction.

“This important decision to affiliate with HealthTrust is supportive of our commitment to high-quality, patient-centered care,” said Andrew Guarni, CFO of Hoag. “The value generated by utilizing HealthTrust contracts and harvesting additional opportunities across purchased services spend will aid in strengthening our ability to service the needs of our patients, physicians and staff for years to come.”

“Last year, 2020, was about pivoting to care for our community through the pandemic,” commented Binh Pham, executive director supply chain for Hoag. “While we continue to successfully navigate through this pandemic, we also need to position ourselves for the future. This new partnership with HealthTrust will support our efforts to continue to provide the highest patient care and deliver the best patient experience to the communities that we serve while optimizing our operations.”

“We are delighted to welcome Hoag to the HealthTrust membership,” stated HealthTrust president and CEO, Ed Jones. “We are appreciative of the trust they have put in us to deliver sustainable value and assist them in optimizing the management of non-labor areas of spend including facility infrastructure, construction and major equipment purchases. We look forward to a long and successful relationship and supporting Hoag’s mission as a nonprofit, faith-based hospital serving the residents of Orange County.”

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