SOURCE: Atrium Medical Corporation


June 18, 2009 07:00 ET

Atrium Medical Corporation Honored by Premier Healthcare Alliance for Exceeding Performance Expectations

HUDSON, NH--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - Atrium Medical Corporation today announced that it is a winner of the Supplier Performance Award, presented by Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, the group purchasing unit of the Premier healthcare alliance.

Premier contracts with more than 800 suppliers and Atrium is one of 45 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 hospitals that are members of the Premier alliance.

"The employees of 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 proud of our longstanding relationship with Premier and proud to receive this prestigious award in recognition of our efforts to exceed our customers' expectations... every day."

Greg Morlan accepted the award at the 2009 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim, Calif. The award ceremony was held at the Anaheim Convention Center on Wednesday, June 17.

"Premier is pleased to recognize our top performing suppliers with the Performance Award, which honors our valued suppliers that strive for collaboration and performance excellence to the benefit of the alliance," 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.

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About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,100 U.S. hospitals and 58,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to improve healthcare quality and affordability. 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. Premier has offices in San Diego, Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington.

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, women's health 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 outcome. For more information please call Atrium's Marketing Communications Dept. at 1-800-370-7899 or Google® Atrium Medical, and visit us on the web at

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