Premier, Inc. Named to Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare List for Fifth Consecutive Year

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Premier, Inc. (Nasdaq:PINC) is one of only twelve organizations that have been named to Modern Healthcare's list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for the fifth year in a row. Premier has placed on the annual listing each year it has applied.

"We're more satisfied, with our jobs and ourselves, when we feel that we have the opportunity to make a difference," said Susan DeVore, Premier president and CEO. "Premier has the opportunity to reinvent and shape the future of healthcare. Our more than 1,500 employees are taking on that goal, and I'm thrilled to be working alongside them."

Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare program recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level. Thirteen Premier members were also named to the annual listing.

The winners were announced at the Best Places to Work Conference and Awards Gala on October 24 in Atlanta, where DeVore provided the opening keynote address. She discussed leading through times of change and shared the lessons learned in leadership that have been the most valuable in her career.

"As a leader, it's my role—and my privilege—to be the voice of the work we all do together. And that means every one of our successes is a shared success. But, my role is also to make sure that we understand what we're working toward… and why we're seeking out and taking on these giant challenges. It's simple, really. The reason we do what we do is that we want our healthcare system to be the best it can be," DeVore said.

Each year, Premier's commitment to excellence earns recognition throughout the industry and the community.

Modern Healthcare partnered with Best Companies Group, a firm that administers "best places to work" programs nationwide. Best Companies Group works with partners to establish "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies," and "Best Employers" programs on a national, state-wide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment using employer questionnaires and employee satisfaction surveys, Best Companies Group identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

About Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare is the industry's most trusted, credible and relied-upon news source. Modern Healthcare examines the most pressing healthcare issues and provides executives with the information they need to make the most informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. It's for this reason Modern Healthcare is deemed a "must-read publication" by the who's who in healthcare.

About Premier, Inc., Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier, Inc. (Nasdaq:PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting more than 2,900 U.S. hospitals and nearly 100,000 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 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, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier's blog for more information about the company.

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