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Alpha Source Awarded Battery Agreement With Premier Healthcare Alliance

by Joan Trombetti, Writer | July 15, 2009
Alpha Source distributes and
manufacturers OEM and
alternative brand battery

Alpha Source, Inc. has been awarded a 36-month contract with Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group purchasing unit of Premier Inc., for batteries and battery products. Effective August 1, 2009, the new agreement will allow Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier.

The President of Alpha Source, Norine Carlson-Weber reported to DOTmed, "We are proud to be aligned with Premier to provide quality battery products to its members. Our success in this award can be attributed to everyone in the company and we are committed to providing excellent service to the Premier membership."

Alpha Source distributes and manufacturers OEM and alternative brand battery products. Through building quality relationships with OEMs, the acquisition of Access Battery in 2005, and becoming the first battery assembly company to achieve ISO13485:2003 Certification, Alpha Source is a leader in the battery industry.

"Ultimately, our quality procedures in manufacturing and ISO13485:2003 certification are what differentiate us. Our ability to provide a variety of brands to meet the needs of health care customers, gave us the strong foundation to pursue the Premier contract with confidence," said Carlson-Weber.

About Premier Inc.

Serving more than 2,100 U.S. hospitals and 58,000-plus other health care sites, the Premier healthcare alliance and its members are transforming health care together. Owned by not- for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the leading health care purchasing networks and the nation's most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information. A subsidiary operates one of the nation's largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk- retention groups. A world leader in helping health care providers deliver dramatic improvements in care, Premier is working with the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, NC, Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com.

About Alpha Source

Alpha Source, Inc. is a global distributor and manufacturer of new and replacement medical devices and accessories specializing in batteries and lighting technology. Established in 1986, Alpha Source is an ISO13485:2003 battery pack manufacturer with an emphasis on medical applications.

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