Healthcare Industry News:  Premier healthcare alliance 

Devices Interventional Group Purchasing

 News Release - February 25, 2011

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Peripheral and Biliary Stents

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- The Premier healthcare alliance announced today that new agreements for peripheral and biliary stents have been awarded to Abbott Vascular Devices of Redwood City, Calif.; Boston Scientific Corporation of Natick, Mass.; Cook Medical Inc. of Bloomington, Ind.; ev3 Inc. of Plymouth, Minn.; and Medtronic USA Inc. of Minneapolis.

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. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Source: Premier Purchasing

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