ATLANTA, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- MAGNET Cooperative, one of the largest non-profit group purchasing organizations (GPO) in the U.S., has signed a sole source agreement with Elekta, enabling its members to begin purchasing Elekta's oncology delivery systems.
Under the agreement, MAGNET will offer its members Elekta's breakthrough clinical solutions for cancer patient care, including:
"MAGNET and its Member Organizations are pleased to have the opportunity to work with a partner like Elekta to provide better patient care, while also reducing costs," says Steven R. Duke, Vice President of MAGNET. "At a time when healthcare facilities are receiving pressure to remain competitive, Elekta offers comprehensive, yet flexible oncology solutions that concentrate upon and respect each center's individual needs."
The MAGNET agreement continues Elekta's strong relationship within the GPO market space, as majority of the top 10 healthcare group purchasing organizations in the U.S. now have provider agreements with Elekta.
For information on Elekta's comprehensive cancer solutions, visit elekta.com/oncology.
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated state of the art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care.
Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to help in the cure of cancer patients with curable disease and to improve the quality of life of those patients with metastatic disease, making the future possible today.
Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 5,000 hospitals globally, and every day more than 100,000 patients receive diagnosis, treatment or follow-up with the help of a solution from the Elekta Group.
Elekta employs around 2,500 employees globally. The corporate headquarter is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. For more information about Elekta, please visit www.elekta.com.
About MAGNET Cooperative
MAGNET Cooperative is one of the oldest, largest, and most experienced shared service organizations in the country. Today, MAGNET serves approximately 11,000 providers, including hospitals, alternate care facilities and physician practices and clinics through its Member Organizations: AMR, CHA SSP, HCSC, JPC/CSC, MONOC, and SOHCA with a contract portfolio that includes equipment, services, commodities and the newly emerging area of niche/boutique (innovative and cost-reducing) products.
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