University HealthSystem Consortium Awards Dual Contracts to Universal Hospital Services and Crothall Services Group for Clinical/Diagnostic Equipment Maintenance

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Press Release
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OAK BROOK, Ill., April 7 University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) today announced that after a competitive bid process, it has awarded dual 3-year agreements for clinical/diagnostic equipment maintenance services to Universal Hospital Services, Inc. (UHS) and Crothall Services Group. Contracts were effective January 1, 2010 and February 1, 2010 respectively.

UHS, a leading medical equipment outsourcing company based in Edina, Minn., offers comprehensive solutions to reduce hospital costs, maximize utilization, increase staff productivity, and ultimately support patient safety and quality of care. The company has more than 60 years of experience in maintaining and servicing medical equipment. Its customers include national, regional, and local acute care hospitals; alternate-site providers (such as nursing homes and home care providers); and medical equipment manufacturers.

Crothall Services Group, a comprehensive facilities management company in Wayne, Pa., provides on-site management of facilities and hospitality services departments with the goal of improving operational efficiency and operating margins. Crothall's focus includes reducing equipment maintenance costs, improving asset performance, expanding on-site technical capabilities, using technology to increase productivity, increasing customer satisfaction, and exceeding all Joint Commission and other regulatory requirements.

"We are thrilled to offer our members services for clinical diagnostic equipment repair and maintenance from 2 industry leaders," said Cindy White, UHC vice president, Operations. "Both Crothall and UHS provide the level of expertise and customer service that UHC requires for its members."

About UHC

The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), formed in 1984, is an alliance of 107 academic medical centers and 232 of their affiliated hospitals, representing approximately 90% of the nation's nonprofit academic medical centers. UHC offers its members specific programs and services to improve clinical, operational, financial, and patient safety performance. The mission of UHC is to advance knowledge, foster collaboration, and promote change to help members succeed in their respective markets. For more information, visit www.uhc.edu.

About Universal Hospital Services

Universal Hospital Services, Inc. is a leading medical equipment outsourcing company. UHS offers comprehensive solutions that maximize utilization, increase productivity and support optimal patient care resulting in capital and operational efficiencies. UHS currently operates through more than 80 offices, serving customers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

About Crothall Services Group

Headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Crothall Services Group was founded in 1991 and acquired in 2001 by global hospitality services leader Compass Group PLC. Crothall offers services in clinical diagnostic equipment maintenance, facilities engineering, housekeeping, laundry and linen, patient transportation, and energy and asset management. For more information, visit www.crothall.com.

SOURCE University HealthSystem Consortium


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