Premier Announces New Supplier Agreements – July, August and September 2017 Last Updated: October 13, 2017
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Premier Inc. has announced new group purchasing contracts with suppliers, which are available to its acute care, continuum of care and REACH™ members (unless otherwise noted). Below are the agreements by effective date.

Effective July 1, 2017

Surgical Hand Preps

  • Medline Industries Inc.

Wall Art and Accessories

  • Great American Art
  • RAO Contract Sales Inc.
  • Robert Smith Fine Art

Effective August 1, 2017

Medical Nutrition Products – Enteral Nutrition

  • Abbott Nutrition a division of Abbott Laboratories Inc.
    • This agreement is available to select acute care and non-acute healthcare providers only.
  • National Nutrition Inc. dba Medtrition
  • Nestle HealthCare Nutrition Inc.
    • This agreement is available to select acute care and non-acute healthcare providers only.
  • Nutricia North America Inc.
  • Thrive Frozen Nutrition Inc., a small business enterprise

Effective August 15, 2017

IV Therapy Products – Needleless Connectors

  • Nexus Medical LLC

Effective September 1, 2017

Non-Drug-Eluting Coronary Stents

  • Cardinal Health
    • This agreement is available to acute care and non-acute healthcare providers only.

Supply Chain EDI Services

  • Global Healthcare Exchange LLC (GHX)

Effective September 15, 2017

 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

  • MAQUET Cardiovascular US Sales LLC dba MAQUET Medical Systems USA

 Peripheral and Biliary Stents

  • MAQUET Cardiovascular US Sales LLC dba MAQUET Medical Systems USA 

Effective October 1, 2017

 Molecular Rapid Qualitative Screening

  • Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)
    • This agreement is available to healthcare providers only; contract research organizations at Tier 1.
  • Luminex Corporation
  • Meridian Bioscience Corporation

Patient Cleansing and Skin Care (Bag-Based)

  • Avadim Technologies Inc.
  • Cardinal Health
    • This agreement is available to select acute care and non-acute healthcare facilities only.

Surgical Sponge Detection Systems

  • Medtronic
    • This agreement is available to select acute care and non-acute healthcare facilities only.
  • Stryker Sales Corporation, acting through its Instruments Division

Effective November 1, 2017

Dialysis Products and Accessories

  • AngioDynamics Inc.
  • Arrow International Inc.
    • This agreement is available to acute care, non-acute healthcare and non-healthcare facilities, provided products are utilized in professional healthcare environment by or on the order of a physician or other practitioner licensed by the law of the state in which he practices to use or order the use of the product.
  • Bard Access Systems Inc.
    • This agreement is available to acute care and non-acute healthcare providers only.
  • Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc.
    • This agreement is available to acute care and non-acute healthcare providers only.
  • Braun Medical Inc.
    • This agreement is available to acute care and non-acute healthcare providers except retail pharmacies and resellers, durable medical equipment suppliers or health maintenance organizations.
  • Covidien Sales LLC
    • This agreement is available to select acute care, non-acute healthcare and education facilities only.
  • Medical Components Inc.

Endovascular Vein Harvesting Products

  • Maquet Cardiovascular US Sales LLC dba MAQUET Medical Systems USA
    • This agreement is available to acute care and non-acute healthcare facilities.

Liquid Medical Waste Management Systems

  • Stryker Sales Corporation, acting through its Instruments Division
  • Zimmer US Inc.

Near Patient Testing Clinical Chemistry/Immunoassay

  • bioMérieux Inc.
    • This agreement is available to acute care, free-standing labs (including reference labs) and contract research organizations.
  • Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

Neonatal Specialty Products

  • Covidien Sales LLC
    • This agreement is available to select acute care, non-acute healthcare and education facilities only.
  • Kentec Medical Inc., a small business enterprise
  • Medela LLC
    • This agreement is available to acute care providers only.
  • NeoMed Inc.

Open Heart Disposable Supplies

  • Maquet Cardiovascular US Sales LLC dba MAQUET Medical Systems USA
    • This agreement is available to acute care and non-acute healthcare facilities.
  • Medtronic USA Inc.
    • This agreement is available to acute care and non-acute healthcare facilities.

Paper and Janitorial Supply Distribution

  • AFFLINK LLC
  • Interline Brands Inc. dba SupplyWorks
  • Office Depot Inc.
  • Network Services Company
  • Standardized Sanitation Systems Inc. dba Triple S
  • Strategic Market Alliance
  • Veritiv
    • Available to select classes of trade.

Effective December 1, 2017

Arterial Blood Gas Kits

  • Smiths Medical ASD Inc.

Electrophysiology Products

  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • CIRCA Scientific LLC
  • Medtronic USA Inc.
    • This agreement is available to acute care and non-acute healthcare providers only.

Infant and Patient Security Solutions

  • CenTrak Inc.
  • RF Technologies Inc., a small business enterprise

PICC and Midline Access Products

  • Access Scientific LLC, a small business enterprise
  • AngioDynamics Inc.
  • Arrow International Inc.
    • This agreement is available to acute care, non-acute healthcare and non-healthcare facilities, provided products are utilized in professional healthcare environment by or on the order of a physician or other practitioner licensed by the law of the state in which he practices to use or order the use of the product.
  • Bard Access Systems Inc.
    • This agreement is available to acute care and non-acute healthcare providers only.
  • Cook Medical LLC
  • Medical Components Inc.
  • Neo Medical Inc.

Near Patient Testing Drugs of Abuse and/or Additional Tests

  • BTNX Inc., a minority-owned business enterprise.
  • LifeSign LLC, a minority-owned business enterprise
  • MEDTOX Diagnostics Inc.
  • Mercedes Medical, a woman-owned business enterprise

About Premier Inc.

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and organizations. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, 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.

Contacts

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