Alliance Medical Selected by Allina Hospitals & Clinics for Medical Device Reprocessing; Partnership Will Save Non-Profit Healthcare System Millions in Supply Costs

PHOENIX -- Alliance Medical Corporation (Alliance), a reprocessor of single-use devices (SUDs), announced it signed a two-year agreement with Allina Hospitals & Clinics (Allina). The partnership will enable Minneapolis-based Allina to reduce their supply costs by at least $4.6 million over the full term of the agreement. As Minnesota's largest, non-profit network of hospitals, clinics and other healthcare services, Allina provides care throughout the state as well as to patients in Wisconsin.

"Allina Hospitals & Clinics carefully selected Alliance Medical as a partner for reprocessing as a result of their demonstrated ability to provide quality medical devices and reduce supply-chain expenses," said Richard Pentigill, president and CEO of Allina Hospitals & Clinics. "Alliance's ability to deliver greater savings and quality through exceptional service is an advantage for our hospitals and ultimately our patients."

Reprocessing is a highly regulated industry in which single-use dievices (SUDs) are cleaned, checked to verify functional integrity, and sterilized according to all of the regulatory requirements currently applicable to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Alliance has safely reprocessed more than 12 million SUDs, translating to savings of more than $150 million for hospitals and consumers across the country. The savings healthcare facilities achieve as a result can be used for vital patient services, new medical technology and nursing salaries, all of which lead to improved patient care. Reprocessing, an effective form of recycling, also helps to reduce unnecessary waste. Reprocessing by Alliance has eliminated at least hundreds of tons of unnecessary waste from U.S. landfills.

"Allina Hospitals & Clinics' agreement with Alliance further demonstrates our position as the leader in medical device reprocessing," said Arthur Goodrich, vice president marketing and business development of Alliance. "Alliance is dedicated to providing Allina with reprocessed devices that are as safe and effective as original devices, while ensuring significant cost savings."

Source: Alliance Medical Corporation

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