Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Orthopedic Autotransfusion

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for orthopedic autotransfusion have been awarded to Stryker Corporation of Portage, Mich.; and Zimmer US Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.

Effective November 1, 2010, the agreements are available to acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

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

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,400 U.S. hospitals and 70,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to 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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