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 News Release - August 16, 2006

Premier Purchasing Partners Signs New Agreements with Five Suppliers for Operating Room Accessories

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Aug. 16, 2006--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for operating room accessories, instrument protection and patient positioning with five contracted suppliers, three of which are small business enterprises.

Contracted suppliers include DeRoyal Industries of Powell, Tenn.; Medical Action Industries of Hauppauge, N.Y.; Tyco Healthcare Group LP, The Kendall Company of Mansfield, Mass.; White Star Medical, Inc., of San Antonio, Texas; and Xodus Medical, Inc., of New Kensington, Pa. Medical Action, White Star and Xodus are small business enterprises.

The 36-month agreement, effective August 1, 2006, is available to both the acute-care and continuum-of-care markets.

Purchasing Partners is the largest unit of Premier, 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

Source: Premier Purchasing

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