Healthcare Industry News:  Premier healthcare alliance 

Devices Group Purchasing

 News Release - July 15, 2008

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers Will Save with Premier Patient Restraint and Fall Prevention Products Agreements

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for patient restraint and fall prevention products have been awarded to EM Adams Company Inc. of Fort Pierce, Fla.; DeRoyal Industries of Powell, Tenn.; DJO LLC of Vista, Calif.; Posey Company of Arcadia, Calif.; and Smart Caregiver Corporation of Petaluma, Calif.

EM Adams Company is a veteran business enterprise; Posey Company and Smart Caregiver are small business enterprises.

Thee 36-month contracts, effective August 1, 2008, are available to all acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

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

Serving more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and 53,000-plus 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 & 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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