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 News Release - August 14, 2006

Premier Purchasing Partners Signs New Agreements with Two Companies for Surgical Incontinence Products

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Aug. 14, 2006--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for surgical incontinence products with Bard Urologic Division, C.R. Bard, Inc., of Covington, Ga., and Coloplast Corp. of Marietta, Ga., which acquired the urology business of Mentor Corp.

The 36-month agreements, effective July 1, 2006, are available in both the acute-care and continuum-of-care markets.

Purchasing Partners is the largest unit of Premier Inc., a healthcare alliance entirely owned by more than 200 of the nation's leading not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems. These organizations operate or are affiliated with more than 1,500 hospitals and more than 41,000 other healthcare sites.

Through membership in Premier, hospitals access resources to accelerate clinical and financial performance. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com.


Source: Premier Purchasing

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