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.
“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
About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
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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