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Devices Surgery Group Purchasing

 News Release - January 6, 2011

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Surgical Implantable Infusion Ports

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for surgical implantable infusion ports have been awarded to Bard Access Systems Inc. of Covington, Ga; Medical Components Inc. of Harleysville, Pa.; Navilyst Medical Inc. of Marlborough, Mass.; and Smiths Medical, ASD, Inc. of Rockland, Mass.

Effective November 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 70,000-plus 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. http://www.premierinc.com


Source: Premier Purchasing

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