Healthcare Industry News:  Premier healthcare alliance 

Devices Surgery Group Purchasing

 News Release - February 18, 2010

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Surgical Instrument and Scope Repair

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for surgical instrument and scope repair have been awarded to IMS of Birmingham, Ala; Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc. of Bellefontaine, Ohio; Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. of Stow, Ohio; and US Medical Systems of Fort Mill, S.C.

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 2,300 U.S. hospitals and 64,000-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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