By David Hargraves, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain
Premier encourages the entry of new reliable, domestic sources of personal protective equipment, including N95 respirators, to the market. We are proud of our transparent, expedited sourcing process that is able to bring new manufacturers of critical supplies to our members in as little as two weeks, while simultaneously ensuring that all of our exacting standards for quality and affordability are met.
In addition to our traditional GPO contracts, we operate an e-commerce channel, stockd., that gets critical products to providers who may not have the ability to buy in large quantities. We welcome the opportunity to engage in a dialogue to begin an expedited review of any manufacturer of N95 respirators, including those referenced in a recent article appearing in The New York Times.
Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,400 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 225,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.