August 6, 2008
Hospitals and Healthcare Providers to Save With Premier High Frequency Oscillatory, ICU Ventilator Agreements
Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for high frequency oscillatory and intensive care ventilators have been awarded to Covidien of Mansfield, Mass.; Cardinal Health of Dublin, Ohio; Datex Ohmeda of Louisville, Colo., a GE Healthcare business; Draeger Medical Inc. of Telford, Pa.; eVent Medical, LTD of Aliso Viejo, Calif., a small business enterprise; and Hamilton Medical of Reno, N.V., a small business enterprise.
The 36-month agreements, effective July 1, 2008, are available to acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
Serving more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and 53,000-plus other healthcare sites, the Premier healthcare alliance and its members are transforming healthcare together. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the leading healthcare purchasing networks and the nation's most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information. A subsidiary operates one of the nation's largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups. A world leader in helping healthcare providers deliver dramatic improvements in care, Premier is working with the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com.