Healthcare Industry News:  ventilator 

Devices Group Purchasing

 News Release - March 29, 2007

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier Portable and Transport Ventilators Agreements

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for portable and transport ventilators have been awarded to Draeger Medical Inc. of Telford, Penn.; Newport Medical Instruments Inc. of Costa Mesa, Calif.; and Pulmonetic Systems Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.

This is a new contracting category for Premier. These new 36-month agreements were effective February 1, 2007 and offer discounted pricing for portable and transport ventilators to all members of the Premier alliance.

About Premier, 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Serving 1,700 hospitals and almost 45,000 other healthcare sites, 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

Source: Premier Purchasing

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