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Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Laparoscopic Surgical Instruments

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 9:00am
The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for laparoscopic surgical instruments have been awarded to Aesculap Inc. of Center Valley, Pa.; CareFusion of San Diego, Calif.; J. Jamner Surgical Instruments Inc. dba Integra Surgical of St. Paul, Minn.; National Advanced Endoscopy Devices Inc., a minority owned business, of Canoga Park, Calif.; RG Medical, a small business enterprise, of Nashville, Tenn.; Surgical Innovations US, a women owned business, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Symmetry Surgical Inc. of Nashville, Tenn.; Tech Medical Services Inc., a small business enterprise, of Nixa, Mo.; and Teleflex Medical Incorporated of Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Effective February 1, 2013, the 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 2,700 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. 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. https://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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