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June 20, 2011
TUSTIN, Calif., June 20, 2011 – Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. today announced that it is a winner of the sixth annual Performance Award, presented by the Premier healthcare alliance.
Premier has contracts with more than 800 suppliers, and Toshiba is one of 38 contracted suppliers to receive the Performance Award. Winners are recognized for their outstanding management of Premier agreements and drive toward the mutual goal of providing clinical and financial value to Premier alliance members.
“The Supplier Performance Award from Premier is recognition of the advances in medical imaging technology that Toshiba is delivering to the marketplace,” said Doug Larm, vice president, Enterprise Business Group, Toshiba. “Toshiba develops medical imaging equipment to meet the clinical and financial demands of today’s healthcare environment by supplying technology to improve patient care and diagnostic confidence while lowering overall healthcare costs.”
Awards were presented at the 2011 Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. The award ceremony was held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center on Wednesday, June 15.
“It is imperative for hospitals to operate in the highest quality environment at the best possible cost and Toshiba has been able to support alliance members in doing so,” said Mike Alkire, president, Premier Purchasing Partners. “We’re proud to recognize them as a top performing organization.”
Premier’s Performance Award applauds the efforts of contracted suppliers who meet and exceed operational expectations. In selecting recipients, performance data is collected and scored over four successive calendar quarters.
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. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a worldwide leader in technology, electronic and electrical products, digital consumer products, electronic devices and components, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today operates a global network of more than 742 companies with more than 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $68 billion. For more information, visit Toshiba’s website at www.medical.toshiba.com.