Premier, Inc. announces strategic supply chain partnership with Beebe Healthcare

April 12, 2024
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 3, 2024 – Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading technology-driven healthcare improvement company, announced that it has been selected by Beebe Healthcare (Beebe) as its supply chain operations strategic partner.

This partnership will allow Beebe to focus on delivering exceptional care in their community while Premier’s supply chain management and consulting team will support the people, processes and technologies needed to drive efficiency and total cost management. Three Beebe supply chain employees will transition to Premier’s Nexera, where they will continue to improve supply chain operations, support a clinically integrated supply chain and help facilitate cost savings for Beebe.

“We’re honored to partner with Beebe to help them deliver on their goal of putting the best people, programs and infrastructure in place to enable continued access to high-quality healthcare services for the Sussex County community,” said Jeffrey Ashkenase, Group Vice President, End-to-End Supply Chain at Nexera. “We are confident we can deliver value by deploying proven best practices, actionable data intelligence and expert healthcare supply chain management that can strengthen financial performance, drive operational excellence and help Beebe continue their success as a local, independent health system.”

“Premier is an ideal strategic supply chain services partner for Beebe, uniquely positioned to help ensure our supply chain operations are as efficient as possible,” said Dr. David Tam, President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare. “We chose Premier because they have a track record of delivering real-world value for health systems and the communities they serve, and that’s our number one priority – providing the best care at the best value possible to our community in Sussex County.”

The decision to partner with experienced organizations to help manage end-to-end supply chain operations is an increasing trend among healthcare executives looking to solve critical business issues and position their organizations for long-term success. According to a recent survey of healthcare executives, 60 percent report being moderately or highly likely to utilize outsourced partners to support supply chain performance improvement.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Beebe, which joins hundreds of other integrated health systems that rely on Premier for our differentiated ability to achieve superior savings, performance excellence and resiliency for the future,” said Andy Brailo, Chief Commercial Officer of Premier. “With a winning combination of market-leading contracts, data-driven insights and expert support, Premier prides itself on our ability to co-innovate with members to deliver innovation and real-world value, enabling organizations to stay relentlessly focused on achieving the vision to create high-quality, cost-effective healthcare."

This partnership with Beebe comes on the heels of several other recent accomplishments for Premier, including its selection as Tuft Medicine’s strategic supply chain partner, its designation as a 2024 Best in KLAS Award winner for Value-Based Care Consulting and its 17th consecutive year being recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere®.