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 News Release - October 3, 2007

Premier Announces New Imaging Contracts

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements have been awarded for diagnostic imaging products and point of sale service agreements.
The contracts, effective October 1, 2007, are available to acute and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

The awards include the following:

Bone Densitometry - GE Healthcare of Wauwatosa, Wis.

Cardiovascular Imaging - GE Healthcare; Philips Medical Systems of Bothell, Wash.; and Toshiba America Medical Systems of Tustin, Calif.

CT - GE Healthcare, Philips Medical Systems, and Toshiba America Medical Systems.

General Radiography - FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA of Stamford, Conn., GE Healthcare, Philips Medical Systems, Quantum Medical Imaging of Long Island, N.Y., Swissray of East Brunswick, N.J.; and Toshiba America Medical Systems.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging - GE Healthcare and Philips Medical Systems.

Mammography - GE Healthcare.

Molecular Imaging (Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT) - GE Healthcare and Philips Medical Systems.

Ultrasound - GE Healthcare, Philips Medical Systems, and Toshiba America Medical Systems.

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 one of the nation's largest healthcare purchasing networks, 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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