Herman Miller, Inc., Honored for Operational Excellence

June 22, 2011

Company Recognized by the Premier Healthcare Alliance for Supporting and Contributing to High-Quality Hospital Environments

Industry leader Herman Miller, Inc., with subsidiaries Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff, announced its receipt of a Pinnacle Award from the Premier healthcare alliance. This honor was presented to the Company for its excellence in outstanding management of Premier agreements, and its drive toward the mutual goal of providing clinical and financial value to the Premier alliance members.

"Herman Miller and Premier share the belief that patient-friendly, cost-efficient healthcare environments should be the standard rather than an exception," said Herman Miller Healthcare President Beth Nickels. "Receiving this award reaffirms our commitment to providing customers with the interior furnishings necessary to move that vision forward."

The Award is one of several industry honors the Company and its subsidiaries have received this year, including a 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award and Design & Health International Academy Award for its modular Compass System and a 2011 Best of NeoCon Gold Award for the Oasis Overbed Table.

The Company accepted the award at the 2011 Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. The sixth annual 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 Herman Miller has been able to support alliance members in doing so," said Premier Purchasing Partners President Mike Alkire. "We're proud to recognize Herman Miller as a top performing organization."

The Pinnacle Award rewards Premier's contracted suppliers that support attainment of mutual goals, drive contract utilization and are committed to performance improvement. Premier has contracts with more than 800 suppliers, and Herman Miller is one of 39 contracted suppliers to receive the Pinnacle Award.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
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. Stay connected with Premier. on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

About Herman Miller's Healthcare Businesses
Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff bring over 40 years of experience and a deep understanding of healthcare environments to help clients think strategically about their space—beyond furniture. They leverage this rich insight and an unparalleled product offering to create adaptive environments across the care continuum that are better for patients and smarter for business. Through a network of clinical strategists, clinical designers, and sales professionals, the companies provide research-based, problem-solving solutions to improve working and healing environments. Herman Miller is a charter member of the Health Facility Institute; a Research Partner with the Center for Health Design; and an Industry Partner of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Design.