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Premier Blog: October 11, 2021

The Current State of PPE Costs: Are Providers Out of the Woods?

Premier members have been better insulated from costs that affected the market due to direct sourcing, contract optimization and tech-enabled purchased services offerings. 

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AHRMM White Paper: October 6, 2021

Going Global – How Direct Sourcing Saved the Day Amid COVID-19

Learn how Banner Health, one of the nation’s leading health systems, leveraged an innovative, factory-direct approach to access high-quality PPE in short supply amid a pandemic to protect their more than 50,000 employees and care for patients. 

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Premier Press Release: September 8, 2021

Premier Inc. and 11 Leading Health Systems Invest in Exela Pharma Sciences

Premier Inc. and 11 leading health systems acquired a minority stake in Exela Holdings, Inc., the holding company of Exela® Pharma Sciences, LLC, to secure vital supply of pharmaceutical products and support domestic production.

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Premier Blog: September 1, 2021

3Q: Driving Domestic Gloves Production: Andy Brailo with Henry Ford Health System

Bill Moir, supply chain leader at Henry Ford Health System, joins Andy to discuss what supply chain resiliency means for the future.

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Premier Press Release: July 13, 2021

Premier Inc. and Honeywell Collaborate to Expand U.S. Production of Nitrile Exam Gloves

Honeywell and Premier Inc. today announced a new commercial relationship dedicated to expanding the domestic production of nitrile exam gloves. 

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Premier Blog: June 24, 2021

Banner Health’s Three Innovative Supply Chain Strategies During COVID-19

Learn how Premier member Banner Health deployed innovative supply chain strategies to access vital supplies during COVID-19. 

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Premier Blog: February 9, 2021

Five Predictions for the 2021 Supply Chain

Premier experts share their take on five key strategies to build a more resilient supply chain of the future.

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Premier Blog: January 25, 2021

Premier and 34 Leading Health Systems Partner with DeRoyal to Expand Domestic Production of Isolation Gowns

Premier Inc. and 34 member health systems partnered with DeRoyal Industries Inc. to create a new joint venture dedicated to the domestic production of isolation gowns.

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Premier Blog: January 25, 2021

The Secrets of Direct Sourcing Success

Through our direct sourcing capabilities, we’ve continued to supply product for members at or above 100 percent allocation levels throughout the pandemic.

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Premier Press Release: December 10, 2020

Premier Inc. Names Colin Bain President of Direct Sourcing

In his role, Bain will have overall responsibility for Premier’s direct sourcing business segment, including overall strategy and organic product line expansion.

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Premier Press Release: May 26, 2020

Premier Inc. and 15 Leading Health Systems Invest to Expand Domestic PPE Production Through Prestige Ameritech

The arrangement is part of Premier’s strategy to work with members to invest in domestic and geographically diverse suppliers.

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Premier Press Release: May 19, 2020

Premier Inc. Launches New Program to Invest in Domestic and Diverse Manufacturing Capabilities

Premier announced a new program to invest in domestic and geographically diverse manufacturers to ensure a robust and resilient supply chain for essential medical products.

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COVID Lookback

COVID-19: The Premier Response

For more than two decades, Premier has been a trusted connection point for healthcare providers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and the government. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve set aside competitive boundaries and leveraged our relationships at every level of the supply chain to enable access to supplies, intelligence and technology.

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