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Premier Healthcare Alliance [GPO] Re-Signs with Sysmex America, Inc. for 15th Consecutive Year

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc., a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announces it has been awarded three new contracts from the national group purchasing organization (GPO) Premier healthcare alliance in the categories of hematology (both Premier and Ascend®) and urinalysis (Premier).  

This is Sysmex's sixth consecutive hematology contract with Premier, its second consecutive Ascend hematology contract and second urinalysis contract with the organization.  In addition to Sysmex America's tri-source awards in hematology and urinalysis, Sysmex is the sole source for Ascend members, and the first and only vendor to be awarded an Ascend hematology sole source contract. 

Sysmex continues to exceed expectations as a contracted vendor, winning for six years the Premier Pinnacle Award for supplier quality and fifteen consecutive years on contract with Premier since 1998.  The new three year agreements are effective August 1, 2013.

"We are proud of our ongoing commitment to Premier and their continued confidence in our ability to provide clinical and financial value to their alliance members," said Bonnie Streeter , MS, MT (ASCP) SH, DLM, Senior Corporate Account Executive, Sysmex America, Inc.  "With high-quality, cost-effective care as our mutual goal, we will continue to provide outstanding performance and service to Premier as a highly valued customer."

About Premier and Ascend®
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 84,000-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. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Premier's ASCEND® collaborative identifies and implements supply chain performance opportunities for participating acute care facilities.  ASCEND is designed for Premier members who commit, in advance, to a limited number of suppliers across the portfolio. More than 145 supplier partners are part of ASCEND, with over 234 specially negotiated contracts.

About Sysmex America, Inc.
Sysmex America, Inc., the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including clinical diagnostics, automation and information systems. Serving customers for over 40 years, Sysmex focuses on extending the boundaries of diagnostic science while providing the management information tools that make a real difference in clinical and operational results for people worldwide. For more information about Sysmex, please visit

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