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Varian strikes supply agreements in oncology

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HealthTrust Purchasing Group and Varian Medical Systems have renewed and expanded a three-year agreement to supply HealthTrust members with advanced systems for treating cancer with radiotherapy through the year 2003. Mid Atlantic Group Network of Shared

HealthTrust Purchasing Group and Varian Medical Systems have renewed and expanded a three-year agreement to supply HealthTrust members with advanced systems for treating cancer with radiotherapy through the year 2003. Mid Atlantic Group Network of Shared Services (MAGNET) has also renewed a preferred pricing agreement for Varian to supply members with radiotherapy equipment. The contracts cover a range of equipment including Ximatron treatment simulators, linear accelerators, and SmartBeam IMRT (intensity-modulated radiation therapy), a highly precise radiation therapy technology.

HealthTrust is one of the nation's largest healthcare group purchasing organizations with a current membership of more than 600 facilities. Members of MAGNET, one of the oldest, largest, and most experienced shared service/GPOs in the U.S., serve over 775 hospitals and 1100 nursing homes, along with more than 5000 physicians and 1000 allied healthcare organizations in 20 states.

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