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Hospital Executives Appointed To Premier healthcare alliance Committee Improving Care Delivery, Community Health


Hospital and health system executives across four states have been appointed to the Premier healthcare alliance's Group Purchasing and Member Relations (GPMR) stockholder committee.

As a provider-owned alliance of 2,700 hospitals and 90,000 other sites, Premier members collaborate to deliver coordinated high-quality, cost-effective care. Premier's GPMR committee includes 23 expert executives who serve in an advisory capacity to the alliance's board of directors on financial improvement programs including group purchasing and resource utilization.

Selected by Premier's board of directors as new members of the GPMR committee are:

  • Jack Chubb, CEO, Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno, Calif.
  • Daniel Fromm, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis
  • David Mazurkiewicz, senior vice president and chief financial officer, McLaren Health Care, Flint, Mich.
  • Kent Wallace, president and chief operating officer, Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville, Tenn.

“Premier's GPMR committee helps lead alliance members in efforts to transform and improve healthcare,” said Durral Gilbert, Premier president of supply chain services. “We're thrilled that they have been chosen to help set direction for the alliance by working together to support members and offer advice on the best strategies to survive the implications of reform.”

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals and 90,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier operates a leading healthcare purchasing network with more than $4 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains the nation's largest clinical, financial and outcomes database with information on 1 in 4 patient discharges. A world leader in delivering measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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