Premier Purchasing Partners (PPP) has reported that new agreements for oral care products have been awarded to Kimberly-Clark Global Sales of Roswell and Sage Products of Cary, Illinois, a veteran business enterprise.

PPP said that the agreements are available to acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance, effective from August 1, 2010.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,300 US hospitals and 67,000-plus other healthcare sites. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier maintains a repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a healthcare purchasing network.

Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the UK’s National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Premier also has offices in San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington.