Greiner Bio-One Receives National Premier Healthcare Alliance Award for Operational Excellence

Greiner Bio-One, in collaboration with Premier Healthcare, announces the receipt of the Alliance Award for Operational Excellence in 2013.

Premier healthcare alliance today announced that Greiner Bio-One is a winner of the eighth annual Performance Award.

Premier, a provider-owned performance improvement allinance of 2,800 hospitals and 95,000 other care sites, contracts with more than 1,000 suppliers. Greiner Bio-One is one of the 29 suppliers to receive the Performance Award this year. Winners are recognized for their outstanding management of Premier agreements and drive toward the mutual goal of providing clinical and financal value to Premier alliance members.

Greiner Bio-One accepted the award at Premier's 2013 annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio. The award ceremony was held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Wednesday, June 12.

"As providers continue efforts to drive toward value-based care Greiner Bio-One has been supporting Premier alliance members with high-quality, cost-effective products and services." said Durral R. Gilbert, president of supply chain services, Premier. "We're proud to recognize them as a top performing organization."

Premier's Performance Award applauds the efforts of contracted suppliers to meet and exceed operational expectations. In selecting recipients, performance data is collected and scored over four successive calendar quarters.

Premier is one of the nation's largest performance improvement alliances of approximately 2,800 U.S. community hospitals and 95,000 alternate sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead teh transformation coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network that provided members more than $5 billion in savings in FY2012. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 patient discharges. A world leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has one of the largest performance improvement collaboratives in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington.

Greiner Bio-One North America, Inc., located in Monroe, North Carolina, provides product manufacturing, distribution logistics and product application support to clinical laboratories, research laboratories at Universtities, startup companies, and to the world's largest hospitals, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Corporations. Greiner Bio-One's product offer solutions for the collection of human samples and plastic labware products specifically related to the medical research field.

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