HealthTrust signs neonatal technology deal with GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare and Brentwood-based HealthTrust Purchasing Group have announced a partnership that will expand critical infant care to Health Trust’s 12,000 member organizations.

Through the agreement, incubators, warmers and phototherapy technology will be distributed HealthTrust’s members. The technology is designed to provide healing environments for high-acuity or critically ill newborns in the neonatal units—shielding babies from lights and sounds and supporting optimal temperatures. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are excited to work with HealthTrust through this agreement, expanding these critical solutions to a greater number of hospitals to continue to advance patient safety and infant care from a mother’s delivery through her child’s discharge,” said Alfredo Arguello, General Manager of GE Healthcare’s Life Care Solutions business in the U.S. in a press release.

GE Healthcare has customers in more than 100 countries. HealthTrust, a subsidiary of HCA Holdings (Ticker: HCA), provides contract, acquisition and logistics services to customers, which include facilities owned by HCA, Community Health Systems, Catholic Health Initiatives and Lifepoint Hospitals.