Healthcare Industry News:  Premier healthcare alliance 

Devices Interventional Cardiology Group Purchasing

 News Release - October 27, 2010

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Drug and Non-Drug Eluting Coronary Stents

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for drug and non-drug eluting coronary stents have been awarded to Abbott Vascular Devices of Redwood City, Calif.; Boston Scientific Corporation of Natick, Mass.; and Medtronic USA Inc. of Minneapolis.

Effective September 1, 2010, the agreements are available to acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipient

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,400 U.S. hospitals and nearly 70,000 other healthcare sites working together to achieve high-quality, cost-effective care. 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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