Hospitals to Benefit from New Premier Agreement for Surgical and Isolation Masks


Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for surgical and isolation masks have been awarded to 3M Company of Saint Paul, Minn.; AMD-Ritmed Inc. of Tonawanda, N.Y., a small business enterprise; Cardinal Health of Waukegan, Ill.; Kimberly-Clark of Roswell, Ga.; Medline Industries Inc. of Mundelein, Ill.; Precept Medical Products Inc. of Arden, N.C., a small business enterprise; Prestige Ameritech of North Richland Hills, Texas; Safe Life of San Diego; and Surgery Dynamics Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a minority business enterprise.

Effective Jan. 1, 2011, the agreements are available to acute-care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,400 U.S. hospitals and 70,000-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.

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