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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.