Premier Healthcare Alliance Recognizes Two Stanley Healthcare Brands – AeroScout and Stanley InnerSpace – with Performance Awards

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 28, 2012 – In recognition of continued excellence, AeroScout® and Stanley InnerSpace® Corporation, both part of the Stanley Healthcare business platform, have received highly coveted Supplier Performance Awards from the Premier healthcare alliance. In addition, building on a successful three-year relationship, Premier has once again selected AeroScout as a preferred provider of RFID Asset Tracking and Management solutions and named AeroScout the exclusive RFID solution provider for Premier’s prestigious ASCEND™ program. Both contracts are effective for another three years starting August 1, 2012, and will serve Premier members, which include a total of 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 84,000 healthcare sites.

The Supplier Performance Awards were announced at Premier’s Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition. The honor recognizes AeroScout and Stanley InnerSpace for their outstanding management of Premier agreements and commitment to the mutual goal of providing clinical and financial value to Premier alliance members. The awards applaud the efforts of contracted suppliers that exceed operational expectations based on performance data which is collected and scored over four successive calendar quarters.

“As healthcare providers continue their efforts to operate in high quality, cost-effective environments, AeroScout and Stanley InnerSpace have proven that they are able to effectively support Premier alliance members,” said Mike Alkire, Chief Operating Officer at Premier. “We’re proud to recognize them as top performing organizations.”

ASCEND (Accelerated Supply Chain Endeavor) assists Premier member hospitals in their ongoing efforts to control and reduce costs through simplified purchasing processes, appropriate clinical utilization and specially negotiated contract benefits. With today’s announcement, all ASCEND members seeking an RFID solution for Asset Tracking and Management will continue to purchase AeroScout’s Wi-Fi-based healthcare visibility solutions – without the need to go through an RFP (Request for Proposal). ASCEND’s rigorous selection process means that the efforts have already been completed so that members know they are purchasing from the best vendor.

"We’re honored to receive Premier’s 2012 Supplier Performance Awards based on the strong track record of our AeroScout and Stanley InnerSpace solutions,” said Allison London Brown, Chief Operating Officer at Stanley Healthcare. "In addition, the renewal of our Premier and ASCEND contracts is a testament to the value we are delivering to their members, and we look forward to continue helping Premier members use visibility solutions to improve quality, safety, efficiency and patient outcomes.”

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 84,000-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. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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