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Devices Interventional Radiology Group Purchasing

 News Release - February 24, 2011

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for diagnostic and interventional radiology have been awarded to Argon Medical Devices Inc. of Athens, Texas, a small business enterprise; Boston Scientific Corporation of Natick, Mass.; Cook Medical Inc. of Bloomington, Ind.; and ev3 Inc. of Plymouth, Minn.

Effective February 1, 2011, the agreements are available to acute care and continuum of care members of Premier.

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

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 72,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, 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 an office in Washington. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


Source: Premier Purchasing

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