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Herman Miller Healthcare Named Premier Legacy Award Winner

June 16, 2014

Herman Miller Healthcare Recognized for Operational Excellence and Efficiency in ‘Facilities’ Category

Herman Miller Healthcare announced today that it is a winner of Premier, Inc.’s Supplier Legacy Award. They received recognition for operational excellence in the “Facilities” category.

Premier is a leading healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers and contracts with more than 1,100 suppliers.

Herman Miller Healthcare brings together the comprehensive offerings of Herman Miller, Nemschoff, and Geiger to help healthcare organizations and their partners create environments for people to work well, get well, and live well.

Herman Miller Healthcare is one of 13 suppliers to receive the award this year. Winners are recognized for their long-standing support of Premier members through exceptional local customer service and engagement, value creation through clinical excellence and commitment to lower costs.

“Receiving the Premier Legacy Award recognizes and reinforces our commitment to continuously strive to offer the highest quality products at the best possible price to the Premier alliance,” said Louise McDonald, President, Herman Miller Healthcare.

To be considered for the award, companies must be actively engaged with the Premier alliance, committed to lowering costs through pricing and supply chain efficiencies, offer value based on individual member needs and situations, and have demonstrated corporate responsibility at community levels through assistance during disasters, scholarship support, volunteer activities, grants, etc.

The following criteria are taken into consideration for suppliers who meet the eligibility requirements:

  • Length of supplier engagement with Premier
  • Supplier’s commitment to lowering costs for Premier members
  • Breakthroughs attendance
  • Sales volume
  • Market value provided by the contract
  • Corporate citizenship

Phyllis Goetz, EDAC, PVDN, Director, Healthcare Strategic Programs and Services for Herman Miller Healthcare accepted the award at Premier’s 2014 annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio. The award ceremony was held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Wednesday, June 11.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by Premier and honored to stand in the company of a dozen other outstanding organizations like Medtronic, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and Stryker, said Goetz.”

“Herman Miller has been supporting Premier members for years offering valuable products and services that help to lower supply chain costs and improve operating efficiencies,” said Durral R. Gilbert, president of supply chain services, Premier. “They’ve also supported alliance members during periods of increased need at a local level. We’re honored to recognize them as one of the first Legacy Award recipients.”

About Herman Miller’s Healthcare Businesses
Herman Miller Healthcare brings together the comprehensive offerings of Herman Miller, Nemschoff and Geiger to help healthcare organizations and their partners create environments for people to work well, get well, and live well. Driven by a deep commitment to research-based, problem-solving design, they collaborate with industry thought leaders and world class designers to inspire, develop, and manufacture innovative furnishings and equipment centered on the needs of the people who work throughout healthcare systems. With 80 years of combined healthcare industry experience, and a team of clinical and workplace strategists, Herman Miller Healthcare's solutions improve the work experience and performance of professionals wherever care is delivered, supported or administered.

About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. 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 as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.

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