WHS of Michigan, Detroit, a minority-owned manufacturer of medical and surgical supplies, has signed a deal worth more than $10 million with Henry Ford Health System, Detroit. The agreement stipulates that WHS will provide medical and surgical products representing approximately 20% of the health system's total medical/surgical expense, with a goal that WHS will eventually provide 100% of the volume. For its part, WHS has agreed to save the five-hospital system at least 10% compared with the prices offered by other vendors. WHS said it would support other minority-owned businesses in the Detroit area by donating 10% of its profits to the WHS Reinvestment Fund. WHS of Michigan is a subsidiary of World Health Systems, Chattanooga, Tenn. The commitment is part of a pending five-year contract between Owens & Minor and Henry Ford for distribution of medical and surgical supplies, officials said.
Henry Ford signs supply deal
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