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Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Cylinder Gases


The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for cylinder gases have been awarded to Airgas Inc. on behalf of its subsidiaries and affiliates of Radnor, Pa.; Air Liquide Healthcare America Corporation of Houston, Texas; Lifegas, a division of Linde Gas North America LLC, of Atlanta, Ga.; and Praxair Inc. of Burr Ridge, Ill.

Effective November 1, 2012, the agreements are available to acute care and continuum of care members of Premier.

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 on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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