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Ascent Healthcare Solutions (Phoenix) said yesterday it had signed a three-year agreement extension with Amerinet (St. Louis), a national healthcare purchasing organization, to provide single-use medical device (SUD) reprocessing to Amerinet members.

Amerinet members are expected to save almost $9.2 million in supply costs over the three-year term of this renewed contract.

The level of savings Amerinet members realize will depend on how many services they use. Typically, however, a device reprocessed by Ascent saves hospitals about 50% over the cost of purchasing a new device, Ascent said.

Ascent COO Rick Ferreira said, "We look forward to continuing to help Amerinet member hospitals safely reprocess and recycle medical devices, which will enable them to reap substantial cost savings while eliminating unnecessary waste from overtaxed landfills."

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