Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Laundry Products and Services

  Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for
  Laundry Products and Services

Business Wire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- February 5, 2013

The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for laundry
products and services have been awarded to Diversey Inc. of Sturtevant, Wis.;
Ecolab Inc. of Saint Paul, Minn.; Gurtler Industries Inc., a small business
enterprise, of South Holland, Ill.; Midlab Inc. of Athens, Tenn.; Procter &
Gamble Distributing LLC of Cincinnati; Spartan Chemical Company Inc., a small
business enterprise, of Maumee, Ohio; State Industrial Products of Cleveland;
and Swisher Hygiene Inc. of Charlotte, N.C.

Effective January 1, 2013, the agreements are available to acute care and
continuum of care members of Premier.

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

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S.
hospitals and 90,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and
technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality,
cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers,
Premier operates a leading healthcare purchasing network with more than $4
billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains the nation's largest
clinical, financial and outcomes database with information on 1 in 4 patient
discharges. A world leader in delivering measurable improvements in care,
Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered
in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington.
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Contact:

Premier healthcare alliance
Morgan Bridges, 704-816-4152