Healthcare Industry News:  endotracheal tube 

Devices Group Purchasing

 News Release - December 14, 2006

Hospitals, Other Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier's Endotracheal Tube Agreements

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for endotracheal tubes and related products have been awarded to Smiths Medical ASD Inc. of Keene, N.H., and Tyco Healthcare/Nellcor Puritan Bennett of Pleasanton, Calif.

The 36-month agreements, effective January 1, 2007, are available to acute care and continuum of care markets.

Purchasing Partners, the nation's largest healthcare purchasing network, is part of Premier, the largest healthcare alliance in the United States, serving 1,700 hospitals and 42,000 other healthcare sites. Headquartered in San Diego, it has offices in Charlotte, N.C., and Washington. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com.

About Premier: recipient of the 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Serving 1,700 hospitals, Premier Inc. is the largest healthcare alliance in the United States dedicated to improving patient outcomes while safely reducing the cost of care. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates the nation's largest healthcare purchasing network, the most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information and one of the largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups in healthcare. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C. and Washington. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com.


Source: Premier Purchasing

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