Healthcare Industry News:  Premier healthcare alliance 

Devices Group Purchasing

 News Release - July 23, 2008

Hospitals and Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring Products Agreements

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for invasive hemodynamic monitoring products and accessories have been awarded to Edwards Lifesciences LLC of Irvine, Calif.; Hospira Worldwide Inc. of Lake Forest, Ill.; and Pulsion Medical Inc. East Brunswick, N.J., a small business enterprise.

The new portfolio combines the two former categories: thermodilution catheters and introducers and pressure monitoring transducers.

The 36-month agreements, effective July 1, 2008 are available to 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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