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 News Release - February 12, 2008

Loma Linda University Medical Center Signs Exclusive Agreement With Amerinet Inc. -- Becomes Affiliate Partner

ST. LOUIS--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) has signed a new affiliate agreement to strategically partner with Amerinet Inc., a leading national health care group purchasing organization (GPO).

As an affiliate partner, LLUMC, (Loma Linda, Calif.) has agreed to utilize exclusively Amerinet’s national portfolio of product and service contracts and Total Spend Management business intelligence solutions to assist in managing the facility’s combined annual spend of $150 million.

Additionally, Amerinet will jointly fund a full-time facility contract manager to ensure optimization of contracting services on the $1.5 billion in new construction and renovations LLUMC has planned for the next 10 years.

“We are focused on delivering the highest quality health care to the communities we serve by creating an environment of continuous improvement, fiscal responsibility and sharing of best practices,” explained Paul Norris, RPh., LLUMC Executive Director of Pharmacy Services and Materials Management.

The new partnership will focus on total spend management solutions that provide savings opportunities on consumable supplies and purchased services. The agreement will also result in the implementation of cost reduction initiatives through contract evaluation and utilization.

“We have enjoyed a strong working relationship with Loma Linda University Medical Center. Our renewed and enhanced affiliation is a testimony to Loma Linda’s commitment to deliver cost-effective, high quality health care services,” stated Amerinet President and CEO Todd C. Ebert. “We appreciate the opportunity to continue our working partnership, delivering the innovative solutions that bring additional value and benefits to the patients they serve.”

About Loma Linda University Medical Center

An outgrowth of the original Sanitarium on the hill in 1905, the present 11-story Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) opened on July 9, 1967. With the completion of the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital (LLUCH) in late 1993, more than 900 beds are available for patient care, including at Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus and Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center (LLUBMC). Loma Linda University Health Care (LLUHC), a management service organization, supports the many programs and services provided by our 700 plus faculty physicians. LLUMC operates some of the largest clinical programs in the United States in areas such as neonatal care and outpatient surgery and is recognized as the international leader in infant heart transplantation and proton treatments for cancer. Each year, the institution admits more than 33,000 inpatients and serves roughly half a million outpatients. LLUMC is the only level one regional trauma center for San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo, and Mono counties.

About Amerinet Inc.

Through Total Spend Management Solutions, Amerinet strategically partners with health care providers to improve operating margins by creating efficiencies, reducing costs and identifying new revenue streams.

Supported by a team of clinical, data and supply chain experts, Amerinet offers a suite of tools, programs and services including a comprehensive and competitive portfolio that delivers practical solutions to address members’ specific needs.

Based in St. Louis, with offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, Providence, R.I., and Warrendale, Pa., Amerinet serves more than 25,000 acute and non-acute health care providers nationwide. To learn more, visit www.amerinet-gpo.com.


Source: Amerinet

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