Premier Healthcare Alliance Adds Eight New Hospital Supply Categories to Help Members Achieve Exceptional Savings | Business Wire


healthcare alliance today announced eight new hospital supply

categories were added to help members achieve industry-leading savings.

With an estimated member spend of $19.5 million, the categories include

Materials Management, Nursing, Women’s and Children’s Services, Food

Services and Information Technology (IT) Services.

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“The addition of these new categories is in direct response to the needs

of Premier members,” said Premier Purchasing Partners President Mike

Alkire. “These new categories offer Premier’s more than 2,100 member

hospitals access to a variety of categories at the lowest possible


The new supply categories and suppliers are:

  • Food Services: Spices – Farmer Brothers Company of Torrance, Calif..

    Precision Foods Inc. of Saint Louis. U.S. Foodservice of Columbia, Md.

  • IT Services: Revenue Cycle Solutions – Craneware Inc. of Orlando, Fla.

  • IT Services: Telecommunication Equipment-Distributors – Teldata

    Corporation (Black Box Network Services) of Nashville, Tenn.

  • Materials Management: Hyperbaric Chambers – Sechrist Industries Inc.

    of Anaheim, Calif.

  • Materials Management: Speciality Distribution – Suture and

    Endomechanicals Products – Suture Express Inc. of Lenexa, Kan.

  • Nursing: Airway Clearance Devices – Electromed Inc. of New Prague,

    Minn.. Hill-Rom Company Inc. of Batesville, Ind.. RespirTech of Saint

    Paul, Minn.. Thayer Medical Corporation of Tucson, Ariz.

  • Women’s and Children’s Services: Breast Screening Equipment

    Non-Radiology – NeoMatrix of Irvine, Calif.

  • Women’s and Children’s Services: Radio Frequency Bands Adult and

    Infant – Secure care Products Inc. of Concord, N.H.. RF Technologies

    of Brookfield, Wis.

Additionally, Premier’s online contract portfolio allows members to

distinguish variations in pricing, supplies and vendors. Premier members

can access Supply

Chain Advisor, Premier’s online automated contract management

system, to capture immediate savings and improve processes for sustained

results while increasing patient safety, improving quality and reducing

hospital costs.

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The Premier

healthcare alliance is more than 2,100 U.S. hospitals and

58,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to improve

healthcare quality and affordability. 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. Premier has offices in San Diego, Charlotte, N.C.,

Philadelphia and Washington. Follow Premier on Twitter.

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