RepScrubs has signed an agreement with Premier, a health care improvement company with one of the nation’s largest health care group purchasing organizations, to provide more hospitals with one-time-use, recyclable surgical scrubs for the thousands of surgical equipment sales representatives who visit operating rooms every day.

Under the agreement, a direct sourcing subsidiary of Premier Inc., S2S Global, will begin manufacturing an exclusive line of RepScrubs, which will be offered to Premier’s alliance of hospitals and health systems.

“Surgical sales representatives provide a valuable service and are essential business partners within the health care spectrum, but the ‘street scrubs’ they often wear throughout the day while traveling from hospital to hospital may carry deadly pathogens that can pose a danger to both patients and the public,” said Jeff Feuer, president and CEO of RepScrubs.

The RepScrubs system offers hospitals a unique way of improving hospital security, infection prevention initiatives and adherence to industry guidelines. It reduces costs while enabling hospitals to better control and manage vendor access. Hospitals install a RepScrubs ScrubPort, which vends a complete recyclable surgical outfit each time a surgical sales rep enters a member facility. The RepScrubs software and reporting allow hospital staff to monitor and manage vendors’ access to ORs and clinical staff areas while shifting the cost of that vendor’s attire back to the vendor.

RepScrubs enables the hospital to ensure every rep entering an operating room is wearing clean scrubs dispensed on-site, and is properly documented as adhering to sterile protocol and industry guidelines, giving administrators a new tool in fighting hospital acquired infections (HAIs).