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 News Release - September 20, 2007

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save With Premier's Safety IV Catheter Agreements

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for safety IV catheters have been awarded to BD of Franklin Lakes, N.J., and Smiths Medical ASD Inc. of Keene, N.H.

These new agreements, effective October 1, 2007, offer discounted pricing on safety IV catheters to all 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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