HealthTrust Enhances Onboarding Experience for Non-Acute Sites

Friday, January 29, 2016

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthTrust announces it has significantly enhanced the onboarding and purchasing experience for members of AdvantageTrust, the GPO’s division serving more than 22,300 non-acute care sites, through an exclusive partnership with technology company Expansion, LLC. In addition to providing a streamlined member onboarding system, the partnership provides AdvantageTrust members with access to a contract enrollment marketplace called Purchase Clinic that expedites the purchasing sign-up process and ensures immediate access to savings from the HealthTrust contract portfolio.

AdvantageTrust extends HealthTrust’s $27.5 billion in committed purchasing power to meet the unique needs of the non-hospital market while providing the leverage and benefits of pricing and terms that large hospitals and IDNs enjoy.

“Purchase Clinic has the scale and experience to accelerate AdvantageTrust’s strategy to reach the entire non-acute market with our best-in-class pricing and services,” says Darrel Weatherford, vice president of AdvantageTrust.

“AdvantageTrust’s competitive contract portfolio coupled with Purchase Clinic’s simplicity and ease of use is a powerful combination that will help AdvantageTrust members save money on the supplies and services they use every day,” says Tiffany Sikes, CEO of Expansion, LLC.

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 ( serves over 1,400 acute care facilities and members in more than 22,300 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 (, a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services, including revenue cycle management, workforce and technology solutions. On Twitter @healthtrustpg and @parallonconnect.

About Expansion

Expansion, LLC is an exclusive AdvantageTrust partner and technology company that helps alternate care health and human service providers, and their associations, to improve financial strength by implementing spend management solutions, which control cost and improve margins. Expansion’s mission is supported by Purchase Clinic, which is an online contract marketplace for healthcare providers to access contracts for medical/surgical and non-medical supplies. Signing up takes less than five minutes; giving providers the ability to access hundreds of contracts that allow for realized savings.

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