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 News Release - July 11, 2007

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier Brachytherapy Seeds Agreements

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, announced new agreements for brachytherapy seeds have been awarded to Best Medical International Inc., a minority business enterprise, of Springfield, Va.; North American Scientific Inc. of Chatsworth, Calif.; and Oncura of Arlington Heights, Ill.

These new 36-month agreements, effective August 1, 2007, offer discounted pricing for brachytherapy supplies including iodine 125 seeds and palladium 103 seeds to acute-care and continuum-of-care members of the Premier alliance.

About Premier, 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Serving 1,700 hospitals and more than 45,000 other healthcare sites, Premier 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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