The RENASYS - G (Gauze) Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) System
offers clinicians flexibility of choice and a proven alternative to treat
wounds that are difficult to dress with traditional foam based therapies.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL, and MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - Today, Smith & Nephew's Advanced Wound Management division (LSE: SN) (NYSE: SNN) and HealthPRO Procurement Services, Inc., the largest healthcare group purchasing organization (GPO) in Canada, announced a new contract which expands access for RENASYS - G NPWT Systems to all HealthPRO shareholders, who are committed to the contact, offering more choice in NPWT for clinicians and patients.
The new five-year contract will go into effect on December 1, 2010. HealthPRO has 251 shareholders with members located in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon and manages $1.54 billion in contract volume.
"HealthPRO is committed to providing quality products and services to our members. We recognize the need to offer an expanded list of treatment modalities in Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, and can now offer gauze as a treatment modality option in addition to foam," said Denise Shoesmith, Vice President of Materials Management at HealthPRO.
"We are very pleased to be able to bring HealthPRO's clinicians flexibility of choice in NPWT with our RENASYS - G portfolio," said Tom Dugan, President, North America, Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management. "Our RENASYS-G NPWT system offers clinicians a proven alternative to treat wounds that are difficult to dress with traditional foam based therapies, while at the same time enhancing patient comfort," stated Mr. Dugan.
The RENASYS (NPWT) line of products treat a wider range of wounds, improve patient quality of life, and reduce overall utilization costs with a choice of gauze and foam dressing interfaces, quiet and intuitive devices, and customer-oriented clinical support and education.
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Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business with global leadership positions in Orthopaedics; including Reconstruction, Trauma and Clinical Therapies; Endoscopy; including Sports Medicine; and Advanced Wound Management. Smith & Nephew is a global leader in arthroscopy and advanced wound management and is one of the leading global orthopaedics companies.
Smith & Nephew is dedicated to helping improve people's lives. The Company prides itself on the strength of its relationships with its surgeons and professional healthcare customers, with whom its name is synonymous with high standards of performance, innovation and trust. The Company has distribution channels, purchasing agents and buying entities in over 90 countries worldwide. Annual sales in 2009 were nearly $3.8 billion.
About HealthPRO Procurement Services Inc.
HealthPRO is a Canadian corporation, formed in 1996, owned by and responsible to its shareholders/customers. The HealthPRO mandate is to provide shareholders with high quality, cost effective procurement support, and unique services, such as product standardization, supply chain management tools, networks for best practices and clinical education. Current product and service categories include Pharmacy Services, Clinical Services and Clinical Specialties, Energy Management, Nutrition & Food Services and Special Services.
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