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Premier Healthcare Alliance Honors The St. John Companies with Supplier Performance Award

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Premier Healthcare Alliance Honors The St. John Companies with Supplier Performance Award

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Valencia, CA - (July 7, 2011) - Premier, a collaborative alliance of healthcare facilities with an aim of improving community health through high-quality and cost-effective services, has recognized The St. John Companies with a Supplier Performance Award.  St. John is a leading provider of wristbands, labels, medical records and imaging solutions.  The company recently merged with Precision Dynamics Corporation to form the nation’s leading provider of patient safety identification solutions.   
“It is imperative for hospitals to operate in the highest quality environment at the best possible cost and The St. John Companies has been able to support alliance members in doing so,” said Mike Alkire, Premier Purchasing Partner’s president. “We’re proud to recognize them as a top performing organization.”
“The Premier Supplier Performance Award represents our customers’ ‘seal of approval’ for the hard work and dedication provided by St. John,” said Coleen Morehouse, St. John’s corporate accounts manager. “We are strongly committed to providing our customers with our expertise and outstanding service. We look forward to continuing our partnership to help hospitals reduce medical errors through positive identification.”
The Premier award recognizes suppliers that meet or exceed the company’s operational expectations. In selecting recipients for its annual award, Premier collects and scores performance data over four successive calendar quarters.  For more information, please visit:

About The St. John Companies: 

With more than 50 years of experience, The St. John Companies is a leading national provider of wristband, label, medical records & imaging solutions. The company merged with Precision Dynamics Corp. in December 2010.  Together, the combined company offers the healthcare industry’s most comprehensive selection of patient identification solutions and healthcare products that reach every touch point in the delivery of care.  Over 5,500 U.S. hospitals and 10,000 clinics, surgi-centers, labs, and pharmacies use PDC-St. John products and services to provide positive identification for maximum patient safety and quality care. PDC-St. John is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic private equity firm focused exclusively on healthcare.  For more information, visit and

About the Premier Healthcare Alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient:

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 75,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington.
Information included in the press releases is accurate as of the date of the release and can be subject to change.
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