Healthcare Industry News:  Premier healthcare alliance 

Devices Wound Care Group Purchasing

 News Release - April 30, 2008

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with New Premier Agreements for Bandages, Dressings and Gauze

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced a new portfolio of agreements for bandages, dressings and gauze. Covidien was awarded in general wound care, and Tetra Medical Supply Corporation (a woman-owned business) of Niles, Ill. was awarded in elastic bandages.

These 29-month agreements, effective May 1, 2008, are available to both acute-care and continuum-of-care markets.

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

Serving more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and nearly 50,000 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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