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The Current State of PPE Costs: Are Providers Out of the Woods? 
(Premier Inc., October 11, 2021) 

PINC AI data show that over the course of the pandemic, hospitals nationwide spent more than $3B to source personal protective equipment (PPE) for worker and patient safety. However, since the high point of spending in the second quarter of 2020, PPE costs have steadily declined. Read more>

Conductiv launches Lumen, its DEI initiative connecting customers to qualified, local and diverse suppliers of 3rd-party services 
(The Journal of Healthcare Contracting, August 12, 2021) 

Conductiv (Walnut Creek, CA), the third-party spend optimization solutions provider and consolidated subsidiary of Premier Inc. (Charlotte, NC) introduced Lumen, a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiative created to enable its customers to identify and implement inclusive supplier sourcing strategies.
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Premier responds to Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force recommendations 
(Premier, Inc., June 9, 2021)

Premier Inc. released a statement on the comprehensive 100-day supply chain assessment for pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) done by the Biden administration. The company says the assessment "provides a needed and important step forward in addressing vulnerabilities." Read more>

Innovator in Healthcare: Riverside rises to the challenge
(Daily Journal, March 27, 2021)

In a year where a worldwide pandemic threatened everyone, it's difficult to single out any one person among many who rose to meet the stiff challenge posed by the deadly crisis. That is particularly true for those who work in the healthcare field, including the 2,900 employees of Riverside Healthcare. Read more>

Carle Foundation Hospital named one of the Top 50 hospitals in the United States for clinical outcomes
(WAND, February 9, 2021) 

Carle Foundation Hospital recieves the Healthgrades 2021 America's 50 Best Hospitals Award for the sixth year in a row. Carle is among the top one percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for superior clinical performance year-over-year, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems. Read more