HCA Healthcare affiliate acquires supply chain management company — 4 insights

HealthTrust acquired Resource Optimization & Innovation, a supply chain management company, and will now take over group purchasing operations.

What you should know:

1. ROi is a provider-operated group purchasing organization and led supply chain efforts for O'Fallon, Mo.-based Mercy. Mercy founded the company in 2002.

2. Once the deal closes, HealthTrust will take over group purchasing duties for Mercy and ROi's other partners, including Orlando (Fla.) Health and Baton Rouge, La.-based Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System.

3. HealthTrust is spinning off ROi's Custom Pack Solutions division into a stand-alone company HealthTrust will own. Mercy and other ROi owners will be minority owners of the new entity.

4. The deal is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Mercy CEO and President Lynn Britton said, "As part of HealthTrust, ROi has the opportunity to accelerate its progress and strengthen its capabilities in support of Mercy, other ROi members and HealthTrust members."

HealthTrust is affiliated with HCA Healthcare. 

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