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PDI Signs Agreement with HealthTrust for Surface Disinfection Products

Contract Covers Full Line of Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PDI, provider of infection prevention education, clinical support and products, has been awarded a contract for surface disinfection from HealthTrust, effective November 1, 2012. The contract makes the full line of Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes, designed to service all areas of the healthcare facility, available to HealthTrust members.

"This new agreement will afford PDI the opportunity to work with HealthTrust's diverse membership, aid them in reducing healthcare-associated infections and control associated costs," said Dan Marsh, executive vice president, PDI.

PDI Sani-Cloth Germicidal Disposable Wipes is the number one brand of surface disinfecting wipes in healthcare and includes Super Sani-Cloth®, Sani-Cloth® AF3, and Sani-Cloth® Bleach. The product portfolio offers a complete environmental hygiene solution for house-wide and situational use with the appropriate mix of aggressive clinically-relevant efficacy claims. Effective against 27 different microorganisms in two minutes, Super Sani-Cloth® is ideal for daily use in fast-paced environments. Sani-Cloth® AF3 is ideal for use around patients and staff as well as on sensitive equipment. It is alcohol and fragrance free and effective against 44 different microorganisms in three minutes. Sani-Cloth® Bleach is effective against 50 different microorganisms including 14 multidrug-resistant organisms, Norovirus and Clostridium difficile spores in four minutes and is designed to be used in high-risk areas.

The Sani-Cloth Environmental Hygiene System provides users with a broad range of intermediate-level surface disinfectants that address all surface disinfection needs. Equally important to the products are PDI's compliance tools, optional dispensing accessories, ongoing clinical support and comprehensive implementation training for staff.

About HealthTrust
HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com), headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $20 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery, and continuously evaluating and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. HealthTrust is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions (www.parallon.net) which include revenue cycle and business process expertise, workforce management solutions, supply chain services and technology solutions.

About PDI
PDI helps reduce preventable infections, control healthcare costs, and ultimately help save lives by delivering a broad range of evidence-based, market leading environmental hygiene and patient care solutions.  PDI's expertise in making a difference in the community and healthcare environments extends throughout the United States and worldwide. www.pdipdi.com/healthcare

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