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Devices Group Purchasing

 News Release - December 31, 2009

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with New Premier Agreements for Regional Anesthesia Trays and Related Products

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for regional anesthesia trays and related products have been awarded to Arrow International Inc. of Reading, Pa.; Becton Dickinson and Company of Franklin Lakes, N.J.; and Smiths Medical of Rockland,Mass.

Effective February 1, 2010, the agreements 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

The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,200 U.S. hospitals and 63,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to improve healthcare quality and affordability. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has offices in San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington.


Source: Premier Purchasing

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