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Premier Healthcare Alliance Honors Cardinal Health with Operational Excellence and Supplier Diversity Awards
06/13/2012

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 13, 2012 — Cardinal Health today announced that it is a winner of the seventh annual Performance Award and Diversity Award presented by the Premier healthcare alliance.

 Cardinal Health was named a winner of the Performance Award from the hospital-owned performance improvement alliance of 2,600 hospitals and 84,000 other care sites contracting with more than 800 suppliers. Winners are recognized for their outstanding management of Premier agreements and drive toward the mutual goal of providing clinical and financial value to Premier alliance members.

Cardinal Health also received the 2012 Premier Diversity Award, an annual award recognizing a Premier contracted supplier for efforts to purchase goods and services from Premier contracted diverse suppliers, as well as develop procurement strategies aligned with the communities they serve. Winners are acknowledged for embracing supplier diversity, diversity education and awareness, diversity communications and accountability, and best practices sharing.

“As providers continue efforts to operate in a high quality, cost-effective environment Cardinal Health has truly been supporting Premier alliance members,” said Mike Alkire, Premier COO. “We’re proud to recognize them as a top performing organization.”

Cardinal Health accepted the award at Premier’s 2012 Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. The award ceremony was held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center on June 7.

"Cardinal Health is dedicated to driving efficiencies and cost savings through the health care system,” said Don Casey, CEO, Medical segment at Cardinal Health, “and we're honored to be recognized by Premier's hospital members for the work we’ve done to create value-adding solutions in the arenas of operational excellence and supplier diversity.”

About Cardinal Health

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $103 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while  reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #21 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 84,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, 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 has worked 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 an office in Washington. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

 

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