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RED BANK, N.J. -- Effective June 1, 2005, Ansell Healthcare Products LLC, a global leader in healthcare barrier protective products, has entered into a two-year supplier agreement with Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA), a healthcare group purchasing organization (GPO) headquartered in Shawnee Mission, Kan.
The agreement offers CHCA members preferred access to the complete line of Ansell surgical and examination gloves. In addition, Ansell will provide complimentary consultative programs to all CHCA members with an emphasis on glove management and utilization, risk management analysis, and various continuing education programs.
Ansell is fully committed to providing our portfolio of products, clinical education, and selling excellence to address the needs of customers such as Child Health Corporation of America, remarked Scott C. Clausen, director of corporate partnerships for Ansell. We have enjoyed several successful, long-term relationships with member organizations, such as CHCA. The fact that they continue to select Ansell as their supplier indicates that we are successful in helping them deliver on their commitment to providing high-quality services to meet patient needs.
CHCA is a catalyst for continuous performance improvement, networking 41 of North Americas leading childrens hospitals. CHCA provides a range of programs and services designed to improve the performance of children's hospitals. CHCA programs reduce hospital costs, increase revenue, strengthen the competitive position of childrens hospitals, and improve the quality of care for children.
Ansell Ltd is a global leader in healthcare barrier protective products. With operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, Ansell employs more than 11,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the natural latex and latex-free glove and condom markets. Ansell operates in three main business segments: Occupational Healthcare, supplying hand protection to the industrial market; Professional Healthcare, supplying surgical and examination gloves to healthcare professionals; and Consumer Healthcare, supplying sexual health products and consumer hand protection.
Source: Ansell Ltd.