Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier’s New Patient Room and Systems Furniture Agreements Business Wire CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- December 18, 2008 Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for patient room and systems furniture have been awarded to Hill-Rom Company Inc. of Batesville, Ind.; Herman Miller Inc. of Zeeland, Mich.; Knoll Inc. of East Greenville, Pa.; KI of Green Bay, Wisc.; Nemschoff Chairs Inc. of Sheboygan, Wisc.; and Steelcase Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich. Premier’s new patient room and systems furniture category replaces the following formerly separate categories: textiles and upholstery; patient room furnishings; and systems office furniture, filing, seating, accessories and wood. Effective January 1, 2009, the 24-month agreements are available to acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance. About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient Serving more than 2,100 U.S. hospitals and 53,000-plus other healthcare sites, the Premier healthcare alliance and its members are transforming healthcare together. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the leading healthcare purchasing networks and the nation's most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information. A subsidiary operates one of the nation's largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups. A world leader in helping healthcare providers deliver dramatic improvements in care, Premier is working with the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com. Contact: Premier Inc. Henry Bostic, 704-733-5695 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier’s New
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