News | June 16, 2008

Premier Honors Healthcare Companies for Outstanding Performance

June 17, 2008 - The Premier healthcare alliance’s purchasing partners division last week recognized the winners of its third annual Pinnacle Award and Performance Award at the 2008 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, TN.

Premier’s Pinnacle and Performance Awards applaud the efforts of contracted suppliers in meeting or exceeding member healthcare organization service expectations. In selecting recipients, satisfaction and performance data are collected and scored over four successive calendar quarters. Feedback is provided during regular supplier business line reviews. Contracted suppliers scoring 95 percent or higher earn the Pinnacle Award; organizations scoring between 85 to 94 percent earn the Performance Award.

The 15 2008 Pinnacle Award winners are Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.; Continental Mills; Edwards Life Sciences Corporation; The J.M. Smucker Company; Knouse Foods, Inc.; Ricoh Americas Corporation; Nihon Kohden America, Inc.; Rochester Meat Company; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics; Steelcase Inc.; AVID Medical Inc.; Biotronic Inc.; Fisher HealthCare, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific; Medrad Inc.; and Zoll Medical Corp.

The following 54 suppliers received the Performance Award in 2008: 3M Company; Aesculap Inc.; 
Ambu Inc.; 
Atrium Medical Corp.; Belimed Inc.; 
Cardiva Medical Inc.; Children’s Medical Ventures; 
ConMed Corp.; Covidien; Covidien Imaging Solutions (formerly Mallinckrodt); The Dannon Company; Datascope - Patient Monitoring Division; Draeger Medical; 
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc.; GE Healthcare Clinical Systems; Hill-Rom Company Inc.; 
Hover Tech International; Instrumentation Laboratory (Werfen Group); Iris Diagnostics; Kimberly-Clark Health Care; Knoll Inc.; Lantheus Medical Imaging; Lumenis Inc.; McCarthy Building Companies Inc.; Medical Action Industries Inc.; Medline Industries Inc.; Monoghan Medical Corp.; Nemschoff; North American Scientific; Olympus America; Orthofix Inc.; Owens & Minor Distribution, Inc.; Philips Healthcare; Possis Medical Inc.; Precept Medical Products Inc.; Professional Hospital Supply; Rauland-Borg Corp.; Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp.; Rochester Medical Corp.; Sage Products Inc.; Interline Brands/Sexauer; Sizewise; Skytron; Spacelabs Healthcare; Sunoptic Technologies; Sysmex America Inc.; Trident Seafood Corp.; TZ Medical Inc.; Unisource Worldwide Inc.; U.S. Foodservice; Vascutek USA Inc.; W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.; W.W. Grainger Inc.; and Welch Allyn.

Serving more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and 51,000-plus other healthcare sites, the Premier healthcare alliance and its members are transforming healthcare together.

For more information: www.premierinc.com

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