Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Stretchers

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for stretchers have been awarded to Hill-Rom Company Inc. of Batesville, Ind.; Stryker Medical of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Transmotion Medical Inc. of Sharon Center, Ohio, a small business enterprise.

Effective March 1, 2010, these agreements are 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 66,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to improve healthcare quality and affordability. 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.


Premier Inc.
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