Hospitals to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Laundry Products and Services

Premier healthcare alliance announces that new agreements for laundry products and services have been awarded to Diversey Inc. of Sturtevant, Wis.; Ecolab Inc. of Saint Paul, Minn.; Gurtler Industries Inc., a small business enterprise, of South Holland, Ill.; Midlab Inc. of Athens, Tenn.; Procter & Gamble Distributing LLC of Cincinnati; Spartan Chemical Company Inc., a small business enterprise, of Maumee, Ohio; State Industrial Products of Cleveland; and Swisher Hygiene Inc. of Charlotte, N.C.

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, the agreements are available to acute-care and continuum-of-care members of Premier.

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals and 90,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier operates a leading healthcare purchasing network with more than $4 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains the nation's largest clinical, financial and outcomes database with information on 1 in 4 patient discharges.