Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with New Premier Agreements for Teleradiology Services

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for teleradiology services have been awarded to NightRays of Bellaire, Texas; Quality Nighthawk Teleradiology Group, San Francisco, a sole contractor for Premier's ASCENDTM program; Templeton Readings LLC of Sparks Glencoe, Md.; and USTeleradiology of Atlanta.

Effective November 1, 2009, the agreements are available to acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

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The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,200 U.S. hospitals and 63,000-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. Follow Premier on Twitter.