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Breg Signs Agreement with HealthTrust

Sports Medicine Leader to Provide Cold Therapy Products to GPO Members

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Breg, Inc., a premier provider of sports medicine products and services, today announced a new contract with HealthTrust, one of the health care industry's leading supply contracting companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Breg will provide cold therapy products to HealthTrust member facilities across the country. The contract was effective February 1, 2013. 

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HealthTrust 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. HealthTrust's members purchase more than $21 billion in supplies through contracts annually.

"HealthTrust is known for its rigorous vetting of product suppliers," said Brad Lee, president of Breg. "Their selection process relies on clinical, technical and operational evaluations along with market share data, market trends and new technologies. We are honored to continue our partnership with HealthTrust and to provide its members with the highest quality products and services to help care for their patients."

About Breg, Inc.
Breg provides premium, high-value sports medicine products and services that advance orthopedic patient care. From pioneering cold therapy and innovative bracing to caring customer service and award-winning orthopedic practice solutions, Breg delivers a 360 degree customer experience unmatched in the industry. Founded in 1989, Breg is based in Carlsbad, Calif., and is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic private equity firm focused exclusively on health care. Visit www.breg.com.

About HealthTrust
HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) 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. Members include 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities and 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., HealthTrust is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions (www.parallon.net) which include workforce management solutions, revenue cycle and business process expertise and technology solutions.

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