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03/31/2015

Halyard Health Signs First GPO Contracts as Independent Company: Leader in Sterilization Wrap, Facial Protection and Respiratory Health Awarded Contract with HealthTrust

Alpharetta, Ga., March 31, 2015 – Halyard Health, formerly Kimberly-Clark Health Care, today announced it was awarded a new purchasing agreement with HealthTrust for its complete line of face masks. Effective March 1, 2015, Halyard’s standard and ASTM-rated face masks, including FLUIDSHIELD* masks with SO SOFT* lining, will be available to HealthTrust members made up of 1,350 acute care facilities, as well as 15,000 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care facilities.

“We are committed to creating value for HealthTrust members by providing market leading surgical, infection prevention and medical device products and solutions,” said Chris Lowery, chief operating officer, Halyard Health. “We will continue to provide our customers with innovative products that help them provide quality care, reduce costs and achieve superior clinical outcomes.”

While Halyard and HealthTrust have worked together for more than 15 years, today marks the first contract signed as Halyard Health.

Halyard was also awarded renewals to existing contracts for:

  • Sterilization wrap including SMART-FOLDQUICK CHECK* Wrap.
  • Closed suction systems, including the HALYARD* Turbo-Cleaning Closed Suction System with BALLARD* Technology.
  • HALYARD* N95 respirators, including FLUIDSHIELD* N95 Respirators.

About Halyard Health

Halyard Health is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical & Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.halyardhealth.com.

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 1,350 acute care facilities and members in more than 15,000 other locations, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, HealthTrust is closely integrated with the proven capabilities 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.