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Philips Medical Systems and ADAC Laboratories Announce Preferred Vendor Contract with Premier.

SHELTON, Conn. and MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ --

Philips Medical Systems, a leading manufacturer of diagnostic imaging equipment and services, and ADAC Laboratories, the world market share leader in nuclear medicine systems, today announced they have signed a multi-year preferred vendor contract with Premier, one of the nation's largest healthcare alliance enterprises. Premier cited Philips' and ADAC's strong histories of providing quality imaging products and services as one of the main reasons for their selection.

Under the terms of the contract, Philips along with its ATL ultrasound division, and ADAC will offer their complementary lines of diagnostic imaging systems to Premier's 1,700 member hospitals and healthcare systems. Philips will supply cardiac and vascular x-ray systems, radiography and fluoroscopy (R/F) systems, ATL ultrasound equipment, surgical C-arms and Inturis(R) for Cardiology and Radiology, the company's integrated image and information management systems. ADAC will offer its C-PET Plus(TM) positron emission tomography (PET) system and its line of nuclear medicine imaging systems.

"Premier is committed to providing our member health systems with the best products and services to help them best serve their patient base. This agreement will help us provide a more comprehensive offering in the imaging equipment arena," explained Peter Malaspina, vice president, Capital Equipment Procurement, of Premier, Inc. "Both Philips' and ADAC's reputations stand on the high quality and performance of their systems and on their commitments to customer service."

Jack Price, president and CEO, Philips Medical Systems North America, added, "By working together, Philips and ADAC are uniquely positioned to strengthen Premier's ability to serve its patient base. Premier's member organizations will surely benefit from this collective agreement."

R. Andrew Eckert, ADAC's chairman and chief executive officer, commented, "We are pleased that Premier has selected ADAC as a preferred vendor. Our strategic partnership with Philips enables us to offer Premier members a full line of 'best in class' products for a broad range of diagnostic imaging applications. ADAC and Philips are exploring other opportunities to jointly serve group purchase organizations and integrated health care networks in the future. "

Added Don Mudd, Philips Medical Systems North America senior vice president, Enterprise Group, "This agreement offers Premier's member health systems the best choice for diagnostic imaging and assists them in the move to a fully digital environment."

Premier is a strategic alliance of leading hospitals and healthcare systems across the country, representing nearly 215 owners and the 800 hospitals and healthcare facilities they operate, and approximately 900 other affiliated hospitals. Premier maintains major offices in Charlotte, N.C.; San Diego, Calif.; Chicago, Ill.; and Washington, D.C. More information about Premier can be found on its Web site at

Philips Medical Systems is a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging systems and related services worldwide, employing 11,800 people in more than 100 countries. A worldwide network of research and development and sales and service organizations backs Philips' products. Philips Medical Systems is part of Royal Philips Electronics, one of the world's largest electronics companies. Additional information on Philips Medical Systems can be obtained by accessing its homepage at

ADAC Laboratories is the world market-share leader in nuclear medicine and radiation therapy planning systems, and a technology leader in providing clinical workflow solutions, management information and knowledge systems to healthcare organizations in North America. ADAC is headquartered in Milpitas, CA, and its HealthCare Information Systems Division is located in Houston, TX. Additional information about ADAC can be found on its web site at
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