Hospitals, healthcare providers to benefit from new Premier agreements for exam gloves

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 30, 2010) – Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for exam gloves have been awarded to Cardinal Health of Waukegan, Ill.; Digitcare Corporation of Los Angeles, a minority business enterprise; Innovative Healthcare Corporation of Sand Springs, Okla., a veteran business enterprise; Kimberly-Clark Corporation of Roswell, Ga.; Medgluv Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a minority business enterprise; Medline Industries Inc. of Mundelein, Ill.; and Tronex Company of Parsippany, N.J., a minority business enterprise.

Effective May 1, 2010, the agreements are available to acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipient
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,300 U.S. hospitals and 66,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to improve healthcare quality and affordability. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, 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. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has offices in San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington.

Tanya Bowman, Premier Inc.
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