Premier Inc. Recognizes Healthcare Organizations for Improving Quality and Costs

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company,
recognized dozens of hospitals,
health systems and suppliers today for their outstanding work to
improve healthcare quality and costs.

“Health system and supplier recipients of Premier’s 2018 Breakthroughs
Awards are industry leaders that continue to transform healthcare,” said
Susan DeVore, president and CEO of Premier. “We are thrilled to
recognize them for their innovative efforts to improve quality and
efficiency, as well as the health of communities across the nation.”

Winners were announced during several awards ceremonies held at
Premier’s annual Breakthroughs
Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee on June 19. Each
summer, thousands of health system, academic institution and supplier
representatives attend the conference to learn practical, replicable
strategies to improve healthcare delivery.

More information about the 2018 Premier Breakthroughs Awards can be found
here and the full list of recipients can be found

Alternate Site Supplier Award

American Express and FedEx Corporation were the 2018 recipients of the
Alternate Site Supplier Awards. These awards recognize Premier
contracted suppliers that are working to extend product and service
lines, and lower supply chain costs for alternate site healthcare
providers and businesses. Suppliers are evaluated on the value of their
contracted offerings, level of service, ease of contract attachment and
activation, and overall support for Premier’s alternate site programs.

American Excess Insurance Exchange (AEIX) Risk Management Award

The AEIX Risk Management Award recognizes members that create care
delivery practices to improve patient safety and enhance quality of
care. Winners are selected based on care delivery practice effectiveness
and potential applicability to other healthcare settings. Recipients of
the award are:

Supplier Diversity Award

American Medical Depot (AMD) received the Supplier Diversity Award for
important contributions in developing and nurturing diversity programs
across their organization and community.

Premier HIIN Award for Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board

This award recognizes top-performing hospitals in Premier’s Hospital
Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) that have demonstrated
excellence in performance across 13 patient safety adverse event areas
of focus and with active participation in the HIIN program. This
year, 27 hospitals were recognized for this work:

QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare

This award recognizes hospitals that reached the top performance
threshold in all five dimensions of QUEST2020™, as well as the top
performers across six peer group categories that address hospital size
and academic status. The six peer group categories were academic
hospitals, critical access hospitals, teaching hospitals ? 375 beds,
teaching hospitals < 375 beds, non-teaching hospitals ?175 beds and
non-teaching hospitals < 175 beds.

QUEST2020 hospitals achieving top performance in any 4 of the 5
dimensions of QUEST2020, as well as the runner-ups in the six peer
groups, were recognized as award finalists and are listed on the Breakthroughs
Award winner website.

The 2018 winners reaching the top performance threshold in all five
dimensions of QUEST2020 were:

The 2018 winners of the peer group performance awards were:

Supplier Legacy Award

The following suppliers that have contracted with Premier for more than
three years received the Supplier Legacy Award for their longstanding
work to support Premier members through exceptional local customer
service and engagement, value creation through clinical excellence and
commitment to lower costs.

Supplier Horizon Award

The following suppliers that have contracted with Premier for less than
three years received the Supplier Horizon Award for exceptional local
customer service and engagement, value creation through clinical
excellence and commitment to lower costs.

About Premier Inc.

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company,
uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 U.S. hospitals and health
systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and organizations to
transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics,
collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other
services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost.
Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a
critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating
with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and
improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered
in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American
healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com;
as well as Twitter,
and Premier’s
blog for more information about the company.

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