Sysmex America Honored by the Premier Healthcare Alliance for Operational Excellence

  Sysmex America Honored by the Premier Healthcare Alliance for Operational

PR Newswire

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., June 12, 2013

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc., the
wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Sysmex Corporation, a global leader in medical
diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today
announces that it is a winner of the eighth annual Pinnacle Award presented by
the Premier healthcare alliance.



Premier, a provider-owned performance improvement alliance of 2,800 hospitals
and nearly 100,000 other care sites, contracts with more than 1,000
suppliers. Sysmex America is one of 15 suppliers to receive the Pinnacle
Award this year. Winners are recognized for their outstanding management of
Premier agreements and their drive toward the mutual goal of providing
clinical and financial value to the alliance members of Premier.

"Sysmex America is proud to receive our eighth Premier Pinnacle Award from the
Premier healthcare alliance for supplier quality," said John Kershaw,
President and CEO, Sysmex America, Inc. "We have been a trusted partner to
Premier for fifteen consecutive years, and continue to meet their
not-for-profit hospital members' expectations for performance and customer

Since the award program's inception in 2006, Sysmex America, the only
Premier-contracted hematology vendor to ever win the Pinnacle Award, has won a
total of eight Pinnacle Awards and one Premier Performance Award. Premier
recently awarded to Sysmex three new contracts in the categories of hematology
(Premier and Ascend®) and urinalysis (Premier). Sysmex services hospitals and
healthcare networks, reference laboratories and physicians offices worldwide.

Bonnie Streeter, Corporate Accounts Executive, Sysmex America accepted the
award at Premier's 2013 Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San
Antonio, Texas. The award ceremony was held at the Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

"As providers continue efforts to drive toward value-based care, Sysmex has
been supporting Premier alliance members with high-quality, cost-effective
products and services," said Durral R. Gilbert, president of supply chain
services, Premier. "We're proud to recognize them as a top performing

The Pinnacle Award rewards Premier's contracted suppliers that support
attainment of mutual goals, drive contract utilization and are committed to
performance improvement.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Premier is the nation's largest performance improvement alliance of more than
2,800 U.S. hospitals and nearly 100,000 other sites using the power of
collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated,
high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier
operates a leading purchasing network with more than $5 billion in annual
savings. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases
based on 1 in every 4 patient discharges. A world leader in measurably
improving patient care, Premier has the largest performance improvement
collaborative in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also
has an office in Washington. Stay connected with
Premier on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

About Sysmex America, Inc.

Sysmex America, Inc., the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe,
Japan), is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions,
including clinical diagnostics, automation and information systems. Serving
customers for over 40 years, Sysmex focuses on extending the boundaries of
diagnostic science while providing the management information tools that make
a real difference in clinical and operational results for people worldwide.
For more information about Sysmex, please visit Stay
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SOURCE Sysmex America, Inc.

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