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 News Release - March 26, 2008

Premier Purchasing Partners Awards Cardiac Disposable Contract to Veteran-Owned, Alliant Healthcare Products

RICHLAND, Mich.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Alliant Healthcare Products, a Veteran-Owned Medical Manufacturer based in Richland, Michigan, has been awarded a three-year contract with Premier Purchasing Partners LP for its line of Open Heart Disposable Products. Premier is one of the country’s largest healthcare group purchasing organizations. The contract is in effect from February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2011.

Alliant’s cardiovascular products are primarily used during open heart surgeries. One of the newly contracted products, vein graft cannulas, allows the surgeon to inspect blood vessels prior to being used for coronary by-pass.

Alliant’s owner and CEO, Bob Taylor, is excited about the interest from Premier and other healthcare group purchasing organizations (GPOs) as they learn about the company’s expanding capacity and broad line of products. “What’s rewarding to me is we are a very competitive medical manufacturer in the cardiovascular market. We’re very proud to have an opportunity of this magnitude with Premier,” says Taylor, a veteran of the first Gulf War. “Our veteran-owned status opened the door at Premier, but our product quality, sales price, and national sales force definitely made the difference.”

Alliant sells directly to hospitals through its own sales force, through large distributors, and also private labels a number of their products for several Fortune 100 healthcare companies. The company has experienced triple digit growth over the last three years and expects to, once again, triple its annual business over last year in 2008.

Alliant Healthcare Products is privately held and manufactures and distributes a full line of Cardiovascular, Urology, and Wound Drainage products.

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. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, and Washington. For more information, visit

Source: Alliant Healthcare Products

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