Healthcare Industry News:  vascular access 

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 News Release - May 19, 2015

Vascular Pathways, Inc. Signs Agreement With HealthTrust for AccuCath(R) Line of Catheters

BOCA RATON, FL--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Vascular Pathways, Inc., a privately held medical device manufacturer with innovative wire-guided technology for peripheral intravascular access, today announced an agreement with HealthTrust, a leading group purchasing and total cost management organization that serves 1,350 acute care facilities nationwide, for AccuCath® catheters. The agreement became effective May 1, 2015.

The agreement provides HealthTrust member facilities access to exclusive rates on Vascular Pathways, Inc.’s proprietary line of coiled-tip, wire-guided catheters designed to increase first attempt success, reduce complication rates, extend dwell times, increase patient satisfaction and lower overall costs to the provider.

“We are excited to provide our proprietary line of intravascular catheters to HealthTrust’s membership across the nation,” said Bill Bold, president and CEO. “We look forward to helping improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs.”

About Vascular Pathways

Founded in 2005 by Amir Belson, M.D., Vascular Pathways is a medical device company commercializing the AccuCath® IV Catheter System line, an FDA-cleared, guidewire catheter system enabling rapid, safe and successful IV insertion. Vascular Pathways, Inc. is privately held by CHL Medical Partners, Ascension Health Ventures and MVM Life Sciences. For further information about Vascular Pathways or the AccuCath® IV catheter line, visit or call 844-VASPATH.

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 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 (, a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services, including revenue cycle management, workforce and technology solutions. On Twitter @healthtrustpg and @parallonconnect.

Source: Vascular Pathways

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