Medical Action Industries, a provider of disposable medical and surgical products, has been awarded a 36-month contract with Premier Purchasing Partners, the group purchasing unit of Premier, effective 1 December 2010, for its IV Site Management products.
The new agreement offers Medical Action an opportunity for minor procedure kits and trays and includes a sole source component for Premier’s ASCEND (Accelerated Supply Chain Endeavor) members.
ASCEND is designed to help the participating healthcare providers achieve and sustain rapid improvements in supply chain performance.
Medical Action Industries Board CEO and chairman Paul Meringolo said that they are very excited about the award as it demonstrates how much progress they have made in gaining the trust and confidence of Premier, a valued customer.
“The fact that we are the recipient of not only a national award but also the sole source ASCEND agreement, underscores our presence as a value added supplier and a market leader in minor procedure kits and trays,” Meringolo said.