HealthTrust Names Michael Berryhill Chief Operating Officer

HealthTrust Names Michael Berryhill Chief Operating Officer

HealthTrustFaye Porter, 615-344-3008Director of Communications & EducationCell: 615-498-5858orParallon Business SolutionsAndrea Mitchell, 615-807-8637Director of Communications

HealthTrust, a Parallon affiliate, today announced the appointment of Michael L. Berryhill to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Berryhill, a 25-year healthcare industry veteran, served most recently as senior vice president of strategic sourcing for MedAssets, Inc. He will report directly to Ed Jones, HealthTrust’s president and CEO.

In making the announcement, Jones stated, “Michael has extensive sourcing, supply chain and operations experience that I believe will significantly aid in HealthTrust’s ongoing effort to strengthen provider cost management. Our clients rely on HealthTrust to provide a contract portfolio that sets the industry standard for product quality, coverage and price. Michael’s deep knowledge of the industry and his keen leadership skills make him an excellent addition to our team, and I look forward to Michael’s contributions to the overall future success of both HealthTrust and Parallon.”

Prior to his association with MedAssets, Berryhill served in several executive capacities with The Broadlane Group, Inc. including: director, laboratory contracting services; vice president, contracting services; senior vice president, supply chain services; and executive vice president of supply chain solutions. In his most recent position within the merged MedAssets and Broadlane enterprise, Berryhill was a member of the corporate leadership team with responsibility for the company’s group purchasing organization. He also played an integral role in the sale of The Broadlane Group to MedAssets in 2010.

“I am very excited to join Ed and the leadership team at HealthTrust and apply my experience and knowledge within their highly respected and integrated GPO/supply chain environment,” noted Berryhill. “I know that Parallon and HealthTrust are focused on developing and maintaining strong, collaborative partnerships with their clients that result in meaningful business and cost efficiencies. Our clients face significant challenges in a very dynamic marketplace and I look forward to joining a leadership team that is focused on helping our clients achieve the value they’ve come to expect from HealthTrust.”

Prior to his association with Broadlane, Berryhill held positions with Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. and ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has served on the board of what is now the Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA), formerly the Healthcare Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA), and he was a member of the Federation of American Hospitals’ Exposition Advisory Board. Berryhill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education/biology from the State University of New York, College at Cortland.

Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., 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 portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. HealthTrust is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions.

Headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., Parallon Business Solutions is a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services. Parallon partners with hospitals and healthcare systems to improve their business performance through proven practices in revenue cycle; technology; workforce management and consulting, in addition to group purchasing and supply chain management through HealthTrust. Parallon is dedicated to bringing deep and evolving industry knowledge, a long track record of operational excellence and a broad portfolio of services to all partnerships in order to help clients thrive in the communities they serve. Parallon employs more than 22,000 professionals and, together with HealthTrust, serves more than 1,400 hospitals and 11,000 non-acute care providers, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites. Visit or follow @ParallonConnect.

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