March 3, 2008 - Ascent Healthcare Solutions today said ProvSource renewed an exclusive contract enabling its members to save about $6.5 million in supply costs and divert approximately 87 tons of waste from landfills by using Ascent’s single-use medical device (SUD) reprocessing services over the next two years.
From 2001 to 2007, reprocessing saved ProvSource members $11.7 million and eliminated 136 tons of medical waste and $76,400 in disposal costs.
Under the two-year agreement, which includes a renewal option, Ascent will reprocess and recycle SUDs covering seven product categories to members of ProvSource, which is a customized contracting program that VHA Inc. and Novation created in 2004 to handle all the purchasing needs of Providence Health & Services (Providence). Headquartered in Seattle, Providence is an integrated health network that includes 27 hospitals and more than 35 nonacute facilities in Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon and California.
Ascent is a third-party reprocessor of medical devices for hospitals throughout North America, and currently reprocesses compression sleeves, EP catheters and cables, diagnostic ultrasound catheters, orthopedic/arthroscopic, external fixation, laparoscopic and general surgery devices for ProvSource members.
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