Teleflex Awarded New Premier Agreement for Comprehensive Respiratory Line

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 7:00am
The Associated Press

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 29, 2012--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced that it has been awarded a new group purchasing agreement to supply its comprehensive line of respiratory products with the Premier healthcare alliance.

The three year multi-source agreement is effective November 1, 2012 and extends through October 31, 2015. Through this agreement, Premier’s alliance of 2,600 hospitals will have access to the complete Teleflex respiratory line at exclusive member rates, which includes aerosol and medication delivery, oxygen therapy and ventilation management. Well-established Hudson RCI ®, Gibeck ® and Rusch ® products, versatile devices such as the ConchaTherm ® Neptune ® Heated Humidifier, and clinical education programs are also included.

“Teleflex is pleased to provide such an extensive range of products to Premier members that we feel will offer significant clinical benefits to healthcare professionals,” said Cary Vance, President of the Anesthesia & Respiratory Division of Teleflex. “Teleflex continues to work directly with hospitals and healthcare organizations, and this agreement for our complete respiratory line with the Premier alliance enables us to continue delivering options that increase provider safety and enhance patient outcomes.” About Teleflex Incorporated Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Limerick, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,200 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 130 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 86,000-plus 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. A world leader in delivering measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. Stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Forward-Looking Statements Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on our management's current beliefs and expectations, but are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances, which may cause actual results or company actions to differ materially from what is expressed or implied by these statements. These risks and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Teleflex, ConchaTherm, Gibeck, Hudson RCI, Neptune and Rusch are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates. ©2012 Teleflex Incorporated. All rights reserved. Lit. No. 2012-1231.

CONTACT: Teleflex Incorporated Jake Elguicze Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations 610-948-2836 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY HEALTH HOSPITALS MEDICAL DEVICES SOURCE: Teleflex Incorporated Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 08/29/2012 07:00 AM/DISC: 08/29/2012 07:00 AM


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