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Devices Orthopaedic Group Purchasing

 News Release - September 4, 2007

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier Orthopedic Power Tool Agreements

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, announced new agreements for orthopedic power tools have been awarded to Brasseler USA of Savannah, Ga.; ConMed Linvatec of Utica, N.Y.; MicroAire Surgical Instruments Inc. of Charlottesville, Va.; and Stryker Instruments of Kalamazoo, Mich.

The agreements with Brasseler, ConMed and MicroAire were effective May 1, 2007. The agreement with Stryker was effective August 1, 2007. These agreements offer discounted pricing for orthopedic power tools to acute 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 47,000 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., Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit

Source: Premier Purchasing

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