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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Only group purchasing organization to be recognized 12 consecutive years for environmental excellence

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 6, 2014) – Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) has been recognized by Practice Greenhealth, a leading healthcare community driving environmental stewardship and best practices, for achieving environmental excellence.

Premier is the only group purchasing organization to win the Champion for Change Award for 12 consecutive years for improving its green practices, as well as helping its members and partners green their organizations.

“Together, we’re helping our members offer safer healthcare services to their communities, while improving our environmental footprint as an alliance,” said Gina Pugliese, RN, MS, vice president of the Premier Safety Institute®. “We’re honored to again be recognized for our efforts to green the environment Premier and our members work in, as well as the services we offer.”

2014-PGH-Award-logoPremier received the national award for its GreenHealthy® environmental leadership program, in collaboration with alliance member hospitals and health systems to promote sustainable healthcare practices. For example, over the past year Premier:

  • Recycled more than 100,000 pounds of paper and nearly four tons of computers and electronic equipment.
  • Employees received reusable travel mugs for the office to reduce the use of paper cups and lids.
  • Offered more than 200 contracts with environmentally preferable products and services, including:
    • Intravenous delivery products without polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEPH).
    • Patient bed mattresses manufactured without halogenated flame retardants.
    • Exam gloves with 50 percent less packaging and 80 percent post-consumer recycled materials.

PGH-Award-PhotoMore than 100 Premier member hospitals and health systems also won awards from Practice Greenhealth for environmental excellence.

Premier’s website on healthcare energy reduction and efficiency offers information on how to build and sustain a green healthcare environment by reducing carbon footprints, becoming energy efficient and increasing the use of renewable energy sources.

In addition, Premier is a supporting partner for the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a national campaign to improve sustainability in the healthcare sector. Initiative goals include energy reduction, along with safer chemicals, environmentally preferable purchasing and waste reduction.

Publicly accessible resources on patient, worker and green issues in healthcare are available on the Premier Safety Institute website.

Premier member winners

Champion for Change

  • Premier, Inc.

Circles

  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Bon Secours Baltimore Health System – Bon Secours Hospital
  • Bon Secours Charity Health System – Bon Secours Community Hospital
  • Bon Secours Charity Health System – Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Bon Secours Charity Health System – St. Anthony Community Hospital
  • Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System – DePaul Medical Center
  • Bon Secours Hampton Roads System – Mary Immaculate Hospital
  • Bon Secours Kentucky Health System – Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
  • Bon Secours Richmond Health System – St. Francis Medical Center
  • Bon Secours Richmond Health System – St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System – St Francis Hospital Eastside
  • Elliot Hospital
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Center
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Hospital
  • Providence St. Peter Hospital
  • St. Anthony Hospital
  • University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital

Emerald Partner for Change

  • Bon Secours Charity Health System – Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Bon Secours Charity Health System – St. Anthony Community Hospital
  • Bon Secours Hampton Roads System – Mary Immaculate Hospital
  • Bon Secours Richmond Health System – St. Francis Medical Center
  • Bon Secours Richmond Health System – St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Bon Secours St Petersburg Health System – Bon Secours Maria Manor
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Carolinas Medical Center
  • Carolinas HealthCare System CMC-Northeast
  • Carolinas HealthCare System CMC-University
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Center
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
  • MI Nursing Restorative Center
  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center
  • University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center
  • University of Maryland Medical Center

Greenhealth Partner for Change

  • Bethesda North Hospital
  • Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System – Maryview Medical Center
  • Bon Secours Kentucky Health System – Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
  • Bon Secours New York Health System – Schervier Nursing Care Center
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • California Hospital Medical Center
  • Carolinas HealthCare System CMC-Mercy
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
  • Community Hospital of San Bernardino
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital
  • Dignity Health Dominican Hospital
  • Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center
  • Dignity Health, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital
  • Elliot Hospital
  • Evergreenhealth
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital – Cincinnati
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
  • MedStar Harbor Hospital
  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
  • MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
  • MetroWest Medical Center/Framingham Union Hospital
  • MetroWest Medical Center/Leonard Morse Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University
    Medical Center and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Northwest Hospital
  • Palomar Health Downtown Campus
  • Palomar Medical Center
  • Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital
  • Providence Medford Medical Center
  • Providence Milwaukie Hospital
  • Providence Newberg Medical Center
  • Providence Portland Medical Center
  • Providence Seaside Hospital
  • Providence St Vincent Medical Center
  • Providence St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Providence St. Peter Hospital
  • Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
  • Saint Francis Hospital
  • Saint Francis Medical Center
  • Sonoma Valley Hospital
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • St. Andre Health Care
  • St. Anthony Hospital
  • St. Bernardine Medical Center
  • St. Clare Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • St. John’s Hospital
  • St. Joseph Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Regional Health Network
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • St. Joseph’s Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Health System
  • St. Marys Hospital
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Tampa General Hospital
  • UH Conneaut Medical Center
  • UH Geneva Medical Center
  • UH Richmond Medical Center, a Campus of UH Regional Hospitals
  • University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center
  • University of Minnesota, Fairview West Bank

Greening the OR

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

Making Medicine Mercury Free

  • Evergreenhealth
  • HackensackUMC
  • MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
  • St. Anthony Hospital
  • UH Conneaut Medical Center
  • UH Geneva Medical Center
  • UH Richmond Medical Center, a Campus of UH Regional Hospitals
  • University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
  • University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center

Partner Recognition

  • Chandler Regional Medical Center
  • Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
  • Martha’s Vineyard Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mission Trail Baptist Hospital
  • North Central Baptist Hospital
  • North Shore Medical Center
  • Northern Berkshire Healthcare
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital
  • Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
  • Palmetto General Hospital
  • Pomerado Hospital
  • Providence Centralia Hospital
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital

System for Change

  • Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
  • Covenant Health Systems
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Inova Health System
  • University Hospitals Health System

Top 25 Environmental Excellence

  • Bon Secours Baltimore Health System – Bon Secours Hospital
  • Bon Secours Charity Health System – Bon Secours Community Hospital
  • Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System – DePaul Medical Center
  • Bon Secours Richmond Health System – Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital
  • Bon Secours Richmond Health System – Memorial Regional Medical Center
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System – St Francis Downtown
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System – St Francis Hospital Eastside
  • HackensackUMC
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital

About Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading healthcare community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.

About Premier, Inc.

Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 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, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, 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 asTwitter,Facebook, LinkedIn,YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.

CONTACT : Alven Weil, Premier, Inc.; Alven_Weil@PremierInc.com , 704.816.5797