Premier, Inc. Awards Perfusion Services Agreement to SpecialtyCare

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--SpecialtyCare announced today that it has been awarded a sole source group purchasing agreement for perfusion services with Premier, Inc. The new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for perfusion services and related supplies and perfusion products.

“SpecialtyCare is proud to partner with Premier, Inc. and offer its members access to our perfusion services to maximize labor efficiencies, decrease operational costs, and deliver improved clinical outcomes," said Bill Elliott, SpecialtyCare’s chief operating officer. “Benchmarking an average of 50,000 perfusion procedures annually, SpecialtyCare is uniquely positioned in the industry to leverage resources both clinically and operationally.“

Participating in more than 190 cardiac surgery programs, SpecialtyCare provides perfusion services for one in every nine open-heart surgeries in the nation. SpecialtyCare provides expert clinicians, capital equipment, disposable supplies, inventory management and special programs such as blood management. SpecialtyCare’s client hospitals and associates benefit from extensive corporate resources, such as training facilities, regulatory review, benchmarking, best practices and physician advisory boards.

About Premier, Inc., Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 2,900 U.S. hospitals and nearly 100,000 other providers to transform healthcare. 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 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, Foursquare and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.

About SpecialtyCare

SpecialtyCare is the leading provider of outsourced clinical services in the nation and is dedicated to assisting hospital operating rooms in their efforts to improve operational efficiencies, improve outcomes and decrease blood utilization. SpecialtyCare provides highly specialized clinical services to the operating room and related areas of the hospital. Services include perfusion, autotransfusion, surgical assist, minimally invasive surgical support, sterile processing, intraoperative neuromonitoring and blood-management programs. SpecialtyCare provides services to more than 825 hospitals in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Germany. SpecialtyCare’s website is available at www.specialtycare.net.

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SpecialtyCare
Nancy Becker, 615-345-5400
PR@specialtycare.net

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SpecialtyCare
Nancy Becker, 615-345-5400
PR@specialtycare.net