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Samantha Wood Selected for Cardiovascular Advisory Board of HealthTrust Purchasing Group

August 15, 2011

Samantha WoodSpring Hill, FL – Oak Hill Hospital has announced that Samantha Wood, RN,BSN, CCRN (Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse), Vice President of Cardiovascular Services, has recently been selected to represent East and West Florida divisions of HCA on the Cardiovascular Advisory Board of HealthTrust Purchasing Group. Ms. Wood will serve as a communication link to the cardiovascular directors of 29 facilities in East and West Florida. She will also assist in providing clinical input for equipment, technology, and product selection for HealthTrust Purchasing Group. Board members serve a three year term with Ms. Wood’s term beginning August 1, 2011.

HealthTrust Purchasing Group is a group purchasing organization supporting nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternative care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, HealthTrust Purchasing Group was established in 1999. Membership has tripled to nearly 4,000 members and $17 billion in annual purchasing volume, a 22% compound annual growth rate. The foundation of the HealthTrust model is a patient-focused mission, led by experienced clinical leaders and member advisory boards who conduct a rigorous product vetting and approval process. This industry-differentiating process drives all procurement activities and decisions, ensuring that member requirements are addressed and that there will be a strong commitment to on contract purchasing.

The mission of HealthTrust is that it is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically-recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery, and continuously evaluating and improving services to the patients, physicians and clinicians they serve. For more information about HealthTrust Purchasing Group, go to www.healthtrustpg.com.


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