HealthTrust and Ardent Health renew relations

Dec. 19, 2022

HealthTrust Performance Group, a comprehensive healthcare improvement organization, and Ardent Health Services, one of the largest private integrated health systems in the U.S., have announced the renewal of their exclusive, decades-long relationship for supply chain resiliency and group purchasing. Under a new ten-year agreement, Ardent providers are assured of advantages in pricing and contracting across a broad portfolio of healthcare supplies and services.

Ardent Health Services’ network encompasses 30 hospitals and nearly 200 non-acute sites of care across six states. Each year, Ardent providers deliver over 2.7 million patient encounters. HealthTrust helps health systems across the U.S. and the United Kingdom improve performance by aggregating purchasing power and executing operational improvements leveraging clinical integration best-practices.

“We are pleased to extend our strategic, long-term relationship with HealthTrust,” said Marty Bonick, president and CEO of Ardent Health Services. “Given many disruptions in the supply chain environment over the last two years, HealthTrust and its approach to contracting has clearly demonstrated the ability to maintain supply/service levels and contain costs by defending against mid-term increases from vendors. Renewing this relationship instills confidence and will help ensure continuity of care for our patients, staff and communities.”

“Ardent and HealthTrust have evolved together and cemented a remarkable relationship over many years,” stated Ed Jones, HealthTrust president and chief executive officer. “I’m appreciative of the mutual growth we have experienced and this announcement affirms our commitment to the future. Helping Ardent and all members battle today’s inflationary pressures is vitally important to our mission. We will continue to do everything possible to navigate together through these uncertain and highly disruptive times.”

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