Jan. 22, 2009 -- Nashville, Tenn. -- Sizewise today announced that they are a winner of a Premier Performance Award, presented by the Premier healthcare alliance’s Purchasing Partners unit. Sizewise is one of 54 of more than 800 Premier contracted suppliers to receive the Performance Award, which recognizes the efforts of contracted suppliers to meet or exceed Premier members’ service expectations. Karen Campbell, National Account Manager accepted the award at the 2008 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn.
The award ceremony was held on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and featured a special presentation from country music legend Naomi Judd. Performance Award honors top performing suppliers that understand the importance of collaboration and striving for performance excellence,” said Premier Purchasing Partners President Mike Alkire. “We’re happy to recognize these companies as we work together to improve the healthcare of our communities. In selecting recipients, satisfaction and performance data are collected and scored over four successive calendar quarters.
Feedback is provided during regular supplier business line reviews. Organizations scoring 80 percent or higher earn the Performance Award. Serving more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and 50,000 other healthcare sites, the Premier healthcare alliance and its members are transforming healthcare together. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the leading healthcare purchasing networks and the nation's most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information.
A subsidiary operates one of the nation's largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups. A world leader in helping healthcare providers deliver dramatic improvements in care, Premier is working with the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington.