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CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2013--The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for instrument containers have been awarded to Aesculap Inc. of Center Valley, Pa.; CareFusion of San Diego, Calif.; Case Medical Inc., a women owned business, of South Hackensack, N.J.; J. Jamner Surgical Instruments Inc. dba Integra Surgical of St. Paul, Minn.; Medline Industries Inc. of Mundelein, Ill.; and Symmetry Surgical Inc. of Nashville, Tenn.

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.

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