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Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Orthopedic Total Joint Implants

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 5:26am
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for orthopedic total joint implants have been awarded to Biomet Orthopedics Inc. of Warsaw, Ind., and Zimmer US Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.

The companies join Exactech, a small business enterprise, of Gainesville, Fla., and Stryker Orthopaedics of Mahwah, N.J.

Effective April 1, 2012, the new agreements are available to acute care and continuum of care members of Premier.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 81,000-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. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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