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Modern Healthcare Names Premier to 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare List for Fourth Consecutive Year

The Premier healthcare alliance ranks 6 for large companies; 14 members also on annual listing

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Premier healthcare alliance has once again been named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

“We’re so proud of our employees and their efforts to support healthcare providers as they are faced with new challenges every day,” said Premier President and CEO Susan DeVore. “It is an honor to be named to this list each year, as it proves our passion for the industry, our members and people as we work to create healthier communities where we can all experience the best care possible.”

This is the fourth consecutive year that Premier has made the list, placing 6 among companies with 1,000 or more employees and 51 overall. Only 14 percent of the organizations on the list have been placed for four years in a row. Fourteen Premier alliance members were also named to the annual listing. “We want to sincerely congratulate our members who made the list. They are at the heart of the positive change that’s making a major impact in healthcare,” continued DeVore.

The magazine’s annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare program recognizes employers for creating workplaces in healthcare that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible patient care and services.

Premier employees are guided by four company values in their daily work, including passion for performance, innovation, focus on people and integrity. These values emphasize initiating meaningful change, demonstrating respect for all, and creating real value for all stakeholders. Premier, an alliance of more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals and 90,000 other sites, determines its success by how successful its members are in providing high-quality, cost-effective patient care.

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 who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

In 2006, Premier received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence. For the past five years, Premier has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. Additionally, last March Premier was named the Healthiest Employer in Charlotte, among large businesses. Visit Premier’s awards website for more information.

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 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. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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