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Devices Cardiology Group Purchasing

 News Release - March 26, 2008

Premier Purchasing Partners Adds Supplier to External Defibrillator Portfolio

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced that Medtronic USA, Inc. of Minneapolis has been added to the external defibrillator portfolio launched February 2007 with Zoll Medical Corporation of Chelmsford, Mass.

The Medtronic agreement, available to both acute-care and continuum-of-care markets, expires May 31, 2010.

About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Serving 1,700 U.S. hospitals and more than 49,000 other healthcare sites, the Premier healthcare alliance and its members are transforming healthcare together. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the leading healthcare purchasing networks and the nation's most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information. A subsidiary operates one of the nation's largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups. A world leader in helping healthcare providers deliver dramatic improvements in care, Premier is working with the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to improve hospital performance. 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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