SCA Announces Agreement with Vizient, Inc. for Continence Management Solutions

PHILADELPHIAJune 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SCA, a leading global hygiene and health company and the maker of TENA® incontinence products, today announced a new agreement with Vizient, Inc., the nation's largest member-driven health care performance improvement company, that benefits Vizient's member providers, as well as customers of Provista, Vizient's supply chain partner serving the non-acute market. 

Starting today, all Vizient members and Provista non-acute customers will receive industry-leading pricing and terms for products in TENA's superior personal care portfolio. Products include the brand's incontinence absorbent and skincare assortment, as well as TENA's clinical advisory and support services. 

"This partnership reinforces TENA's commitment to offer hygiene and medical solutions that enhance quality of care and improve patient outcomes," said Josh Renihan, Vice President of Sales, SCA Personal Care. "We understand the rising pressures on health care providers  to control costs and find greater efficiencies that deliver evidence-based outcomes, and look forward to offering our innovative line of products and services at contracted pricing to Vizient and Provista members to help overcome these challenges." 

Through Provista's large network of providers in the non-acute market, TENA products and services will be available in more long-term care, senior living, and home care organizations, helping to further increase the brand's growth in North America.  

TENA has been at the forefront of continence care for over 50 years, with innovative products that feature industry leading technologies, such as printed back sheets with scannable barcodes on stretch briefs, the TENA® Bathing Glove for caring and convenient all over body cleansing, and TENA Identifi, which uses sensors to track patient voiding patterns and enables caregivers to make evidence-based decisions in continence planning. 

SCA's recent acquisition of BSN medical, a leading medical solutions company, further positions TENA as a leader in hygiene and health solutions, and strengthens SCA's global market leading position within incontinence products and services.

About SCA 
SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company that sustainably develops, produces and sells personal care, tissue and forest products. Through the recently acquired company BSN medical, the Group offers products within wound care, compression therapy and orthopedics. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. As Europe's largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. In 2016, the Group had approximately 46,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately $13.7 billion. SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. SCA is dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. More information at www.sca.com

About TENA® 
The TENA® brand is the worldwide leader in the management of incontinence, with products and services for individual consumers as well as healthcare facilities throughout 105 countries. Under the TENA brand, SCA provides a full range of absorbent products tailored to the distinct needs of men and women, including pantiliners, daytime and overnight pads, male guards, protective underwear, briefs, skin care products, and under pads. With the TENA brand, SCA is at the forefront of developing products that minimize the impact of incontinence and improve the dignity and everyday lives of people living with light, moderate or heavy incontinence. For more information, please visit: www.tena.us.

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