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LifeNet Health Awarded Premier, Inc National Award for Excellence.

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LifeNet Health today announced that it is a winner of Premier, Inc.'s first Supplier Horizon Award for Surgical Services.

Premier, a leading healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers, contracts with more than 1,100 suppliers.

LifeNet Health is one of eight suppliers to receive the award this year. Winners are recognized for their support of Premier members through exceptional local customer service and engagement, value creation through clinical excellence and commitment to lower costs.

"We are proud to be recognized by Premier with their first Supplier Horizon Award for Surgical Services," stated Gary Vivian, Senior Director of Corporate Strategic Accounts. "LifeNet Health has a long history as a mission-driven, non-profit organization that is strongly committed to quality patient care and innovative research that advances medical science. We're able to accomplish that mission because of committed partners like Premier."

Vivian accepted the award at Premier's 2014 annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio on Wednesday, June 11.

"LifeNet Health supports Premier members by offering valuable therapies and services that help to lower supply chain costs and improve operating efficiencies," said Durral R. Gilbert, president of supply chain services, Premier. "We're honored to recognize them as one of the first Horizon Award recipients."

The following criteria are taken into consideration for suppliers that are actively engaged with the alliance, are committed to lowering costs through pricing and supply chain efficiencies, have been able to offer value based on individualized needs and situations, and have demonstrated  corporate responsibility:

  • Supplier's commitment to lowering costs for Premier members
  • Sales volume
  • Market value provided by the contract
  • Corporate citizenship

About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory 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; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier's blog for more information about the company.

About LifeNet Health
LifeNet Health helps to save lives and restore health for thousands of patients each year. LifeNet Health is world's most trusted provider of transplant solutions, from organ procurement to new innovations in bio-implant technologies and cellular therapies-a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, while always honoring the donors and healthcare professionals that allow the healing process.  For more information about LifeNet Health, go to

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