Surface Medical Awarded HealthTrust Contract for CleanPatch®

March 15, 2016 – Surface Medical Inc. (“SMI”) is pleased to announce that its CleanPatch® product-line has been awarded a supply contract by HealthTrust. Beginning today, HealthTrust’s 1,400 hospitals and members in 22,600 alternate care sites can safely and effectively repair damaged mattresses. This is expected to both generate significant savings and enhance patient safety.

Hospital bed and stretcher mattresses are frequently damaged as a result of physical and chemical stress. Since they cannot be properly cleaned, they may harbor pathogens that pose a risk to patient safety. Regulators and surveying organizations do not allow damaged mattresses to go unaddressed.

Until recently, the only allowable option available to hospital administrations when faced with a damaged mattress was to replace it - a costly and inconvenient option. FDA-registered CleanPatch®  provides a cost-effective way to restore damaged mattresses to an intact and hygienic state. More information about this product can be found at www.cleanpatch.us.

“HealthTrust has a unique committed purchasing model and strives to add new technologies that enhance the value proposition to its members,” says Tony Abboud, vice president of Business Development at SMI. “We are pleased that CleanPatch was selected as one of these new technologies. CleanPatch, together with related educational materials, will help HealthTrust members implement a successful mattress inspection and repair program. We look forward to working closely with HealthTrust members in the near future.”

About HealthTrust

HealthTrust (legally known as HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) serves 1,400 acute care facilities and members in more than 22,600 other locations, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, HealthTrust is an affiliate of Parallon Business Solutions, LLC (www.parallon.com), a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services, including revenue cycle management, workforce and technology solutions. On Twitter @healthtrustpg and @parallonconnect.