CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for operating room accessory products have been awarded to Cardinal Health of McGaw Park, Ill.; Covidien of Mansfield, Mass.; DeRoyal Industries Inc. of Powell, Tenn.; Medline Industries Inc. of Mundelein, Ill.; and OP-marks Inc., a women-owned business, of Bogart, Ga.
Additionally, two agreements for operating room accessory products were awarded to Premier SEEDS™ suppliers:
- Mectra Labs Inc., a minority-owned business, of Bloomfield, Ind.; and
- Viscot Medical LLC, a veteran-owned business, of East Hanover, N.J.
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.
Effective August 1, 2012, the agreements are available to acute care and continuum of care members of Premier.
About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National
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