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Kimberly-Clark Health Care announces the contract renewal with HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HPG) to supply KIMGUARD single-ply and double-ply Sterilization Wrap. Kimberly-Clark Health Care has had a long-standing relationship with HPG and under the terms of this new dual-source, three-year agreement effective June 1, 2012, HPG will continue to offer KIMGUARD Wrap products to its more than 4,000 members. HPG is a group purchasing organization that supports approximately 1,400 acute care facilities, as well as ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate-care facilities.
Kimberly-Clark Sterilization Products keep sterilized surgical instruments and supply sets ready to use at a moment's notice, providing sterile processing and operating room professionals with the highest-quality products in the industry.Â As part of the new agreement, HPG members will have access to the latest KIMGUARD wrap innovations including KIMGUARD ONE-STEP QUICK CHECK Sterilization Wrap.Â Like allÂ KIMGUARD products, QUICK CHECK Wrap is made in the U.S. and features patented POWERGUARD technology which helps provide bacterial filtration efficacy (BFE) from 98.9-99.9 percent, making QUICK CHECK* one of the best microbial barriers available.Â
Kimberly-Clark Health Care values our long-standing relationship with HPG to make our sterilization wrap products available to its members, says Keith Kuchta, vice president of global accounts and strategic partnerships for Kimberly-Clark Health Care. We are pleased that HPG members will have access to our newest innovations as well as our popular ESP accredited education programs for sterile processing professionals. We work relentlessly to provide proven solutions that are extensively tested and shown compatible with all the most common sterilization methods in the market , so that users can be confident in the sterility of every tray. Â Â
In addition, HPG members will continue to benefit from the KIMBERLY-CLARK ADVANTAGE, including:
Â Sustainability initiatives such as the BLUE RENEW Wrap Recycling program
Â Accredited education through the Kimberly-Clark KNOWLEDGE NETWORK
Â Sterilization Process Utilization Reviews (SPURs) to help identify potential savings and efficiencies
Â Complimentary transport trays and shelf liners to support storage and delivery needs
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