Hospitals, healthcare providers to benefit from new Premier agreements for refurbished operating room capital equipment

Metropolitan Medical Services awarded new agreement from Premier healthcare alliance for purchasing refurbished operating room capital equipment

Charlotte, NC.  The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for refurbished operating room capital equipment have been awarded to Future Health Concepts of Sanford, Fla; Heartland Medical Sales & Services LLC, a small business enterprise, of Louisville, Ky.; Metropolitan Medical Services of NC Inc., a woman-owned business, of Asheville, N.C.; STERIS Corporation of Mentor, Ohio; and World Medical Equipment of Marysville, Wash.

Effective October 1, 2012, the agreements are available to acute care and continuum of care members of Premier.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals and 90,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier operates a leading healthcare purchasing network with more than $4 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains the nation’s largest clinical, financial and outcomes database with information on 1 in 4 patient discharges. A world leader in delivering measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington.