Join the Free Quality Improvement Webinar Co-sponsored by Vestagen and the AHA Solutions Signature Learning Seriesâ„˘ on October 19*
ORLANDO, Fla. - Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for healthcare worker uniforms with Premier, Inc., effective October 1, 2016. The new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for VESTEX® Active Barrier healthcare worker uniforms. Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and 130,000 other providers to transform healthcare.
Vestagen Chief Executive Officer Bill Bold commented, "We are honoured that Premier, the leading healthcare improvement company in the U.S., wanted to be the first Group Purchasing Organization to offer our VESTEX Active Barrier healthcare attire to their many thousands of members. Nationwide availability of VESTEX scrubs through Premier should complement the growing adoption of VESTEX by leading U.S. healthcare institutions."
Vestagen's VESTEX Active Barrier fabric is a unique combination of technologies designed to address the major unmet need for continuous-wear, comfortable healthcare worker and patient garments intended to minimize the risks associated with unanticipated fluid exposure during routine use.1. VESTEX is a replacement for traditional, everyday hospital attire and is designed to be breathable while helping to repel fluid splatter and spills from the fabric. VESTEX also contains an EPA-registered antimicrobial agent shown in controlled conditions in laboratory and hospital settings to inhibit the growth of certain bacteria on the fabric. A peer reviewed hospital-based study published in a leading medical journal showed reduced acquisition and retention of certain microorganisms on VESTEX scrubs compared to conventional healthcare uniforms.
VESTEX has earned an exclusive endorsement from the American Hospital Association following a rigorous due diligence process.
* Vestagen and the AHA Solutions Signature Learning Seriesâ„˘ are offering a free webinar, "Frontline staff engagement drives system-wide quality improvement process," on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 1:00pm ET/Noon CT/11:00am MT/10:00am PT. To register, visit:
Speakers Diane S. Raines, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, Baptist Health (Jacksonville, FL) and Barbara DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC, Consulting Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Vestagen Protective Textiles, Inc., will discuss strategic initiatives addressing health care worker and patient satisfaction and protection, specifically focusing on:
Current risks health care workers face related to unanticipated body fluid exposures and potential solutions, and
Challenges and strategies associated with adopting change and driving a system-wide quality improvement process.
All Premier members and other interested individuals are welcome to participate.
For more information about Vestagen and VESTEX, visit vestagen.com and buyVESTEX.com.
1 - Neither liquid repellency nor antimicrobial tests are intended to assess the VESTEX active barrier apparel's ability to meet personal protective equipment requirements. The ability of the fabric to reduce exposure to microorganisms or infections has not been studied.
About Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc.
Vestagen develops and markets advanced performance textile products and technologies. Vestagen has developed VESTEX®, which represents a new class of technology-based, active barrier protective fabrics combining antimicrobial, liquid repellent and breathability properties. VESTEX uniforms are designed to minimize the risks associated with unanticipated fluid exposures during routine use as general purpose attire. Studies conducted in controlled conditions in a hospital setting show that VESTEX can prevent or reduce the acquisition and retention of certain microorganisms on the fabric. VESTEX garments are comfortable, durable and affordable. For more information, visit vestagen.com.
Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.vestagen.com