Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from a New Premier Agreement for Open Channel Reagents

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced a new agreement for open channel reagents has been awarded to Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. of Deerfield, Ill.

Effective April 1, 2010, the agreement is available to acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,300 U.S. hospitals and 67,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to achieve high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, 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 works 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 offices in San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington. http://www.premierinc.com



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Tanya Bowman, 704-733-5231

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