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Premier Inc. Shares Perinatal Best Practices at National Conference.

BALTIMORE -- The Premier Inc. healthcare alliance, in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Ascension Health, presented information about perinatal best practices at the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) National 2006 Convention, taking place June 24-28 in Baltimore, MD.

Premier, IHI and Ascension Health presented a poster about their joint project on Idealized Design of Perinatal Care. Presenting the poster were Susan Leavitt Gullo, RN, MS, director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Susan Kerr, RN, MA, administrator of the Hospital for Women and Children, St. Mary's Medical Center, Evansville, IN; and Kathy Connolly, RN, MSEd, assistant vice president of Risk Management, Premier Insurance Management Services .

Premier, IHI and Ascension Health have also collaborated on a white paper, entitled Idealized Design of Perinatal Care. To access the white paper, please visit: www.premierinc.com/insurance.

For more information regarding AWHONN, please visit www.AWHONN.org. For more information regarding IHI, please visit www.ihi.org. For more information regarding Ascension Health, please visit www.ascensionhealth.org.

About Premier Inc.

Premier Inc. helps hospitals accelerate performance on both clinical outcomes and supply chain costs. Premier is a healthcare alliance entirely owned by more than 200 of the nation's leading not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems. These organizations operate or are affiliated with nearly 1,500 hospitals and more than 38,500 other healthcare sites. Premier Purchasing Partners provides an array of services supporting health services delivery including group purchasing totaling more than $25 billion annually in supplies and equipment purchasing, as well as supply chain and clinical performance improvement services. Premier Healthcare Informatics offers performance measurement, benchmarking, and reporting products and advisory services supporting quality improvement. Premier Insurance Management Services helps hospitals manage insurance costs and improve risk management and claims capabilities. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Premier has offices in Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com.
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