Air Products has signed a supplier contract agreement with Vizient, Inc., the largest member-owned healthcare company in the US, representing over $100bn in annual healthcare purchasing.

The new agreement expands Air Products’ opportunities to supply medical gases to healthcare facilities.

More specifically, becoming an approved Vizient supplier gives the company the opportunity to supply its medical gases at negotiated pricing to Vizient’s membership of academic medical centres, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, and integrated health delivery networks.

It will also open up these opportunities to non-acute healthcare providers who access the Vizient contract portfolio.

“We are pleased to be aligned with a trusted organisation like Vizient,” said Sheryl Caswell, Air Products’ Senior Account Manager, Medical.

“We look forward to serving new customers with our usual high quality and reliability of service and showing them that with Air Products as their medical gas supplier, they can count on getting the medical gases they need, at the required purities, with worry-free service.”

Air Products supplies medical gas customers from over 30 production facilities across the US, offering a variety of safe and reliable delivery options to match each customer’s specific requirements.

For small-volume users, Air Products offers its CryoEase® Microbulk Solutions, which eliminate the hassle of cylinder handling and change-out. For large-volume customers, the company provides traditional bulk liquid and gas supply.