CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Premier healthcare alliance has awarded a new SEEDS™ agreement for reusable textiles and textile services to ICP Medical, a small business enterprise of Saint Louis.
SEEDS - Sourcing Education and Enrichment for Diverse and Small Suppliers – is Premier’s supplier diversity program that aims to increase the number of minority-, women-, veteran-owned and small business enterprises doing business with alliance members.
ICP Medical joins:
- American Dawn Inc., a minority-owned business enterprise, of Compton, Calif.;
- Encompass Group LLC, a small business enterprise, of McDonough, Ga.;
- Medline Industries Inc. of Mundelein, Ill.;
- Phoenix Textile Corporation, a women owned business enterprise, of O Fallon, Mo.; and
- Standard Textile Co Inc. of Cincinnati.
Effective August 1, 2013, the agreement is available to acute care and continuum of care members of Premier.
About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
Premier is one of the nation’s largest performance improvement alliances of approximately 2,900 U.S. community hospitals and 100,000 alternate 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 that provided members more than $5 billion in savings in FY2012. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 U.S. patient discharges. Aleader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has one of the largest performance improvement collaboratives 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. https://www.premierinc.com.