As per the agreement, eight out of ten of the largest healthcare systems in the US by bed count will have access to the Foodbuy catalogue.
"The fact that HealthTrust's boards came together to select Foodbuy is a credit to our organisation," said Dennis Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of Foodbuy, LLC. "It's exciting that we'll be able to leverage the scale and expertise of each of our organisations to deliver value to the providers and the patients and customers they serve."
Foodbuy is the largest foodservice procurement and supply chain solutions organisation in North America and manages more than US$20bn in purchase volume. HealthTrust serves more than 1,500 acute-care hospitals, and via its AdvantageTrust subsidiary, over 35,500 non-acute healthcare facilities and systems including ambulatory surgery centres, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. Through its MyOrders online ordering platform and Webtrition, members can access a menu management system designed to facilitate compliance and control food costs.
The news follows HealthTrust entering into an exclusive supply chain relationship with Kindred Healthcare, a $3bn healthcare services company. HealthTrust will work with Kindred Healthcare to oversee group purchasing and supply chain