Healthcare Industry News:  Premier healthcare alliance 

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 News Release - April 22, 2008

Premier Announces New Contracted Supplier Joins Magnetic Resonance Imaging Portfolio

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, announced an agreement with Toshiba America Medical Systems for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) products and point of sale (P.O.S.) service agreements.

This new agreement is part of a broad portfolio of diagnostic imaging contracts with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Philips Medical Systems, GE Healthcare and related radiography suppliers FujiFilm Medical Systems, Swissray and Quantum Medical Systems.

The MRI contract with Toshiba is available to acute and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

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

Serving 1,700 hospitals and more than 49,000 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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