MARQUETTE, Mich., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P., (HealthTrust) has awarded Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. (Pioneer Surgical) a spine implant agreement, beginning June 1, 2011. "We are very pleased to be a part of HealthTrust's new spine implant agreement. Our strong product offering and reputation among surgeon customers will be a benefit to the members of HealthTrust," stated Thomas McLeer, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Spine for Pioneer Surgical.
Pioneer Surgical will provide members of HealthTrust access to premium, cost-effective medical devices for spinal fusion, including cervical and lumbar plates, pedicle screw systems, interbody devices, and a minimally-invasive lateral approach system, Cross-Fuse®. Some other notable products are Streamline® TL, an innovative thoracolumbar spinal fixation system, and SlimFuse®, a low-profile anterior cervical plate system.
About HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P.
HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P., headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $18.1 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery and continuously evaluating, and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. The Web site is www.healthtrustpg.com .
About Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.
Pioneer® Surgical Technology, Inc. is a dynamic medical device firm founded in 1992. Pioneer Surgical's focus on innovation has resulted in over 130 U.S. and foreign patents, with numer