Atrium Honored by Premier Healthcare Alliance for Exceeding Performance Expectations

Thursday, June 10, 2010 Corporate News
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HUDSON, N.H., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Atrium Medical Corporation today announced that it is a winner of the Supplier Performance

Award, presented by the Premier healthcare alliance.

Premier contracts with more than 800 suppliers and Atrium is one of 65 contracted suppliers to receive the Performance Award. Winners are recognized for their outstanding management of

Premier agreements and drive toward the mutual goal of providing clinical and financial value to the not-for-profit hospital members of the Premier alliance.

"All of us at Atrium take extraordinary pride in the design and manufacture of our products and the quality service we provide to enhance the level of patient care to all of our Premier and alliance members," said Jeffrey McGill, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Atrium Medical Corporation. "We are very proud of our longstanding partnership with Premier and proud to once again receive this prestigious award in recognition of our efforts to exceed our customers' expectations."

Greg Morlan, Director of National Accounts, accepted the award at the 2010 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Washington. The award ceremony was held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center on Wednesday, June 9.

"The Performance Award honors Premier valued suppliers that strive for collaboration and performance excellence to benefit the alliance and we are honored to recognize these top performers," said Premier Purchasing Partners president Mike Alkire.

Premier's Performance Award applauds the efforts of contracted suppliers to meet and exceed operational expectations. In selecting recipients, satisfaction and performance data are collected and scored over four successive calendar quarters. Feedback is provided during regular supplier business line reviews. Organizations scoring 80 percent or higher earn the Performance Award.

For more information, please visit: http://www.premierinc.com/about/news/awards/index.jsp.

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. www.premierinc.com

About Atrium

Atrium's vast expertise in medical device technologies for the treatment of coronary and vascular disease, chest trauma, hernia and soft tissue injury has brought a number of breakthrough advances in several diversified healthcare markets including interventional cardiology and radiology, chest trauma care and thoracic drainage, vascular surgery, and general surgery. Maintaining a commitment to the latest ISO13485 Quality Standards, state-of-the-art manufacturing and automation, cell biology and biomaterial discovery programs, Atrium continues to excel in those healthcare segments that require more advanced surgical intervention for improvements in patient outcomes. For more information please call Atrium's Marketing Communications Dept. at 1-800-370-7899 or visit us on the web at www.atriummed.com.

SOURCE Atrium Medical Corporation



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