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CDW Healthcare Honored with Two Awards for Exceeding Operational Expectations from Premier Healthcar


Premier’s Pinnacle and Performance Awards applaud the efforts of contracted suppliers in meeting or exceeding operational expectations. In selecting recipients, performance data is collected and scored over four successive calendar quarters. Contracted suppliers scoring 95 percent or higher earn the Pinnacle Award; and suppliers scoring between 85 and 94 percent earn the Performance Award.


Additionally, Premier honored select winners of the Pinnacle and Performance Awards with its second annual Polaris Award. Cardinal Health, CDW Healthcare, Covidien, Hill-Rom, Owens & Minor Inc., and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics received the award, which celebrates suppliers that have exceeded operational expectations and excelled at the qualitative aspects of service. Premier members ranked the winners through a survey of the top five Pinnacle and Performance Award winners who scored 90 percent or better on their scorecard. This year, two were tied in the top five, so there were six winners.


“These awards recognize our valued suppliers that strive for collaboration and performance excellence to benefit the alliance and we are honored to recognize them as top performers,” said Premier Purchasing Partners president Mike Alkire.


Award winners were announced at the 2010 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Washington on June 9.


The 38 Pinnacle Award winners for 2010 are:


·         AFFLINK

·         Ambler Surgical

·         Ansell Healthcare Products LLC

·         Ascent: A Stryker Sustainability Solution

·         Aspen Surgical

·         AVID Medical Inc.

·         BERCHTOLD Corporation

·         Besse Medical

·         Brasseler USA Medical

·         Buffalo Filter

·         Bard Electrophysiology

·         Cardinal Health

·         CDW Healthcare

·         Covidien

·         Davol Inc., Division of C.R. Bard

·         Edwards Lifesciences

·         First Healthcare Products

·         Fisher HealthCare

·         FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc.

·         Hill-Rom Company Inc.

·         I-Flow Corporation

·         Iris Diagnostics

·         KCI

·         Kreisers Inc.

·         Lantheus Medical Imaging

·         MEDRAD Inc.

·         MSC Industrial Supply Co.

·         Olympus America Inc.

·         Owens & Minor Inc.

·         Paddock Laboratories

·         PC Connection Inc.

·         Precept Medical Products Inc.

·         ReNu Medical Inc.

·         Rochester Medical Corporation

·         Salix Pharmaceuticals

·         Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

·         Sysmex America Inc.

·         Tetra Medical Supply Corporation


The following 65 suppliers received the Performance Award in 2010:


·         Aesculap Implant Systems

·         Agfa HealthCare

·         Airgas Puritan Medical

·         AMD – Ritmed Inc.

·         Arizant Healthcare Inc.

·         ARUP Laboratories

·         Atrium Medical Corporation

·         Barber Foods

·         BD

·         Beckman Coulter Inc.

·         Beutlich Pharmaceuticals LP

·         Biotronik Inc.

·         Bosco’s Pizza

·         Brakebush Bros. Inc.

·         BVK Direct

·         Cadwell Laboratories Inc.

·         CareFusion

·         CLARK Security Products Inc.

·         Custom Culinary Inc.

·         DeKroyft-Metz & Co. Inc.

·         DeRoyal Industries Inc.

·         Draeger Medical Inc.

·         Follett Corporation

·         GE Healthcare

·         Georgia Pacific Professional

·         Graybar

·         Gyrus ACMI LP

·         Hamilton Medical Inc.

·         IBSA LLC

·         Instrumentation Laboratory

·         Legend Medical Devices Inc.

·         LMA North America Inc.

·         Lumenis Inc.

·         Malt-O-Meal Company

·         Medela Inc.

·         Merit Medical Systems Inc.

·         Metrex Research

·         Mobile Instrument Service & Repair

·         Monaghan Medical Corporation

·         MSDSonline

·         Nihon Kohden America Inc.

·         ORCHEM Corporation

·         Orthofix Inc.

·         Philips Healthcare

·         Phoenix Textile Corporation

·         Print Media Inc.

·         Ricoh Americas Corporation

·         Sage Products Inc.

·         Seneca Medical Inc.

·         SPSmedical Supply Corp.

·         Standard Register

·         Standard Textile

·         Tandus Flooring

·         Teleflex Medical

·         Terumo Cardiovascular Systems

·         Toshiba America Medical Systems

·         Tremco Incorporated

·         Unilever Ice Cream

·         Unisource Worldwide Inc.

·         W. L. Gore Associates Inc.

·         Wellsoft Corporation

·         WhiteWave Foods

·         WorkflowOne

·         Xodus Medical Inc.

·         ZOLL Medical Corporation


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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 67,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to achieve high quality, cost-effective care. 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.

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