Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with New Premier Agreements for Spinal Implants and Related Products

Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for spinal implants and related products have been awarded to Aesculap Implant Systems Inc. of Center Valley, Pa.; DePuy Spine of Raynham, Mass.; and Medtronic Sofamor Danek of Memphis, Tenn.

Effective July 1, 2009, the agreements with Aesculap and Medtronic are available to acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance, and the DePuy spine agreement is available to surgery centers and acute care members.

The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,100 U.S. hospitals and 58,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to improve healthcare quality and affordability. Premier maintains the nation’s most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom’s National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Premier has offices in San Diego, Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington.

Source:  Premier Purchasing

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