Healthcare Purchasing News: Ascent honored by MedAssets for improving financial health of hospitals

Ascent received the MedAssets Supply Chain Savings Award for its commitment to making healthcare more affordable. The prestigious award is given annually to the supplier who demonstrates the greatest commitment to the MedAssets mission of improving financial health of hospitals by delivering the highest amount of member savings. Ascent’s reprocessing programs helped MedAssets’ hospital partners save nearly $13 million in 2009 – a 58 percent increase in financial savings since 2007. Additionally, MedAssets’ hospitals have deferred more than 433,000 pounds of waste away from local landfills as a result of reprocessing. For more information about Ascent, visit