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Alexandria, VA -- February 18, 2014 - HemoCue America announced today that it has entered into a new group-purchasing agreement with Community Health Ventures (CHV), the business development affiliate of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). NACHC represents the voice of over 1200 health centers located in more than 9,000 service delivery locations. The new agreement allows CHV’s Value in Purchasing (ViP) program members to access special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by CHV for HemoCue’s products.

HemoCue is one of the leading organizations in the development, manufacturing and marketing of professional point-of-care diagnostics systems. HemoCue’s products have the ability to perform common blood and urine tests at the point-of-care without sacrificing the accuracy and precision offered by a central clinical laboratory. The company’s current core business includes three main product lines: hematology testing; including tests for hemoglobin and white blood count testing, professional glucose testing and a new product line addressing the market for urine albumin testing. HemoCue products will be available to CHV’s U.S. customer base of Community Health Centers, which serve the primary health care needs of more than 22 million patients across the country.

“Our focus on a day to day basis is to develop and strengthen partnerships with the vendor community that demonstrate they can provide a benefit to health centers in some way,” said Gwen Siebert, CHV’s Chief Operating Officer. “Whether that benefit comes in the form of lower prices on the products used by health centers or by expanding our contract formularies to include new product lines, CHV is constantly working to identify those opportunities. CHV, and most importantly health centers, have found just such an opportunity with our partnership with HemoCue.”

Community Health Ventures
Community Health Ventures (CHV) is the business development affiliate of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Founded in 2000, CHV was created under the direction of health center leadership and tasked with creating workable solutions to the tremendous economic pressures facing today’s health centers. By negotiating group-purchasing agreements, staffing solutions, lab agreements and more, CHV helps health centers reduce costs and remain competitive.

CHV’s dedicated staff and management have over 50 years of combined Community Health Center experience and ensure that their programs meet the specialized needs of health centers.

For more information, please visit www.communityhealthventures.com.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Founded in 1970, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance and expand access to quality, community-responsive health care for America’s medically underserved and uninsured. NACHC represents the nation’s network of over 1,200 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), which serve over 22 million people through over 9,000 sites located in all of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

For more information, please visit www.nachc.org

HemoCue America

HemoCueHemoCue America, acquired by Radiometer ApS in April 2013, is a global leader in point-of-care testing. HemoCue AB (Ängelholm, Sweden), invented and introduced the lab-accurate method to measure hemoglobin at the point of care in the ‘80s. Since then, several product generations have been developed to constantly improve the performance and meet customers’ expectations. Today, the product portfolio ranges from standalone instruments aimed for extreme climates and short measurement time, to fully equipped data management systems for integration in hospitals lab information systems and medical records, as well as dedicated systems for measuring low levels of free hemoglobin in blood and other liquids. The company also sells point-of-care tests for glucose, urine albumin, total white blood cell count.

For more information, please visit www.hemocue.us, call 800.881.1611 or email InsideSales@hemocue.com

Media Contact:
Hugo Cubias
Community Health Ventures
Phone: (301) 347 0400 ext. 4019
Email: hcubias@nachc.com

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