Atrium Health receives Premier supply chain award

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Atrium Health, based in Charlotte, N.C., was named the winner of Premier's 2021 Richard A. Norling Premier Alliance Excellence Award, the group purchasing organization announced June 16. 

The award recognizes health systems that are "trusted partners and valued contributors to their communities" and other health systems that are part of Premier's network, the company said. 

Over the last five years, Atrium Health has achieved more than $100 million in supply chain savings, Premier said in a news release. Atrium Health includes 37 hospitals, more than 1,350 care locations and Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.

"Atrium Health serves as a trusted advisor to Premier and helps to guide better outcomes both in its region and nationally. The system continues to serve as a guidepost for the industry in how to elevate clinical and operational excellence, and we are honored to recognize their efforts," Michael Alkire, president and CEO of Premier, said in the news release. 

Eugene Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health, said in a statement: "We truly appreciate Premier’s partnership, support and recognition of Atrium Health’s success in improving outcomes and achieving efficiencies on behalf of our patients and communities."

Read the full news release here

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