Instrumentation Laboratory Receives Performance Award From Premier Healthcare Alliance for Fourth Consecutive Year

Monday, June 28, 2010 General News
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BEDFORD, Mass., June 28 Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced that it has received the prestigious Supplier Performance Award from Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare purchasing network, for a fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes outstanding performance in quality and compliance by Premier vendors, with less than eight percent selected as award winners. IL was presented with the honor last week at Premier's 2010 Annual Breakthrough Conference and Exhibition in Washington, DC attended by over 3,000 healthcare professionals.

"The Performance Award honors valued suppliers that strive for collaboration and performance excellence to benefit the alliance," said Michael Alkire, President at Premier Purchasing Partners. "We are honored to recognize Instrumentation Laboratory, among these top performers."

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.

"We are very proud to have exceeded performance expectation with Premier for the fourth year in a row. This consistent validation illustrates our ongoing commitment to quality patient care through a strong portfolio of innovative diagnostic solutions," said Brian Durkin, Director of Sales and National Accounts at IL. "Premier strives to provide clinical and financial value to its members, making IL's GEM Premier 4000 critical care analyzer a perfect complement to this goal."

IL and Premier have enjoyed a successful twelve-year relationship, with a multi-year contract for IL's critical care portfolio, including the new GEM® Premier(TM) 4000 analyzer, the GEM Premier 3500 analyzer, the GEM Premier 3000, consumables and service.

About the Premier Healthcare Alliance

Premier, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient in 2006, is a performance-improvement alliance of more than 2,300 U.S. hospitals and 67,000+ 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.

About Instrumentation Laboratory

Instrumentation Laboratory (, founded in 1959, is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of in vitro diagnostic instruments, related reagents and controls for use primarily in hospitals and independent clinical laboratories. The company's product lines include critical care systems, hemostasis systems and information management systems. IL's GEM® product offerings, part of the critical care line, include the new GEM Premier 3500 with Intelligent Quality Management (iQM®), GEM Premier(TM) 4000 analyzer, GEMweb Plus Custom Connectivity, and the GEM PCL Plus, a portable coagulation analyzer. IL's hemostasis portfolio includes the ACL TOP® Family of Hemostasis Testing Systems, fully automated, high-productivity analyzers, including the ACL TOP 700, the new ACL TOP 700 LAS and the ACL TOP 500 CTS. IL also offers the new ACL AcuStar(TM), ACL ELITE® and ELITE PRO, other hemostasis analyzers and the HemosIL® line of reagents. IL is based in Bedford, Massachusetts.

The Instrumentation Laboratory logo, GEM, iQM, HemosIL, ACL TOP, ACL ELITE, ACL AcuStar and Premier are trademarks of Instrumentation Laboratory Company and/or one of its subsidiaries or parent companies, and may be registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in other jurisdictions. All other product names, company names, marks, logos, and symbols are trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Instrumentation Laboratory

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