Teleflex Signs New Agreement with HealthTrust for Anesthesia Products

Teleflex Signs New Agreement with HealthTrust for Anesthesia Products

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teleflex Incorporated (NYS: TFX) , a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced that it has been awarded a new agreement for its line of regional anesthesia products with HealthTrust, a healthcare group purchasing organization.

The agreement is effective May 1, 2013 and will provide HealthTrust's 1,400 hospital members access to a comprehensive line of epidural trays, spinal anesthesia kits and peripheral nerve block products. Included in the agreement are kits for two key anesthesia product lines: the new Arrow® FlexBlock® Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter and the Arrow® FlexTip Plus® Multi-Port Epidural Catheter.

"We are pleased to continue our relationship with HealthTrust to promote our goal of enhancing patient safety and providing superior Regional Anesthesia products for the healthcare industry," commented Cary Vance, President of the Anesthesia and Respiratory Division of Teleflex.

About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Limerick, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,600 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 140 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at

About HealthTrust

HealthTrust ( 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. HealthTrust serves 1,400 acute care facilities, 800 ambulatory surgery centers and members in more than 10,600 other locations including physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., HealthTrust is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions ( which include workforce management solutions, revenue cycle and business process expertise and technology solutions.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on our management's current beliefs and expectations, but are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances, which may cause actual results or company actions to differ materially from what is expressed or implied by these statements. These risks and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Teleflex, Arrow, FlexBlock and FlexTip Plus are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates. © 2013 Teleflex Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2013-1840.

Teleflex Incorporated
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