Healthcare Industry News:  Premier healthcare alliance 

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 News Release - September 5, 2013

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Hematology Analyzers, Automation, Reagents, Consumables and Service

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--The Premier healthcare alliance has awarded new agreements for hematology analyzers, automation, reagents, consumables and service to Abbott Laboratories Inc. of Abbott Park, Ill.; Beckman Coulter Inc. of Brea, Calif.; and Sysmex America Inc. of Lincolnshire, Ill.

Effective August 1, 2013, the agreements with Abbott Laboratories Inc. and Sysmex America Inc. are available to acute care and continuum of care members of Premier. The agreement with Beckman Coulter Inc. is available to hospital market facilities.

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

Premier is one of the nation’s largest performance improvement alliances of approximately 2,900 U.S. community hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network that provided members more than $5 billion in savings in FY2012. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 U.S. patient discharges. A leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has one of the largest performance improvement collaboratives in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington.

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