Healthcare Industry News:  ventilator 

Devices Group Purchasing

 News Release - September 12, 2007

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier's Non-Invasive Ventilator Agreement

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced a new agreement for non-invasive ventilators has been awarded to Respironics, Inc. ( of Murrysville, Pa.

This agreement, effective August 1, 2007, offers negotiated pricing for continuous positive airway pressure units, bi-level units and associated consumable products to acute and continuum of care members of the Premier alliance.

About Premier Inc., 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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