ALISO VIEJO, California – Össur, a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics, announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract with Premier Purchasing Partners, the group purchasing unit of Premier, Inc. Premier consists of approximately 2,200 not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems, including large systems operating multiple hospitals, academic medical centers associated with universities, and community-owned hospitals, all who entirely own Premier. Beginning December 1, Premier members will have access to pre-negotiated pricing and terms for Össur’s complete line of functional knee braces and supports, spinal products, and other soft goods, including leading brands like the Miami J® Cervical Collar, which is clinically proven to provide superior immobilization.
The contract decision-making process was based on extensive member-driven criteria, including value, product line breadth, clinical acceptability, new product development and service capabilities.
“We welcome the opportunity to provide Össur’s innovative products and excellent service to Premier members,” said Mahesh Mansukhani, President of Össur Americas. “Together, we will better meet our customers’ needs for value and growth,” he added.
Össur (Nasdaq OMX: OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics that help people live a life without limitations. Its business is focused on improving people’s mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies within the fields of braces, supports, prosthetic limbs and compression therapies. A recognized “Technology Pioneer,” Össur invests significantly in research and product development; its award-winning designs ensuring a consistently strong position in the market. Successful patient and clinical outcomes are further empowered via Össur’s educational programs and business solutions. Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide. Website: www.ossur.com
About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,200 U.S. hospitals and 63,000-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. Follow Premier on Twitter.
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