Premier Healthcare Alliance Awards Precision Dynamics-St. John with National and Sole Source ASCEND Contracts

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Contracts Provide Patient Safety Identification Solutions and Other Products to Premier Members at Speciality Negotiated Pricing and Terms

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Precision Dynamics Corporation–St. John, the global leader in healthcare identification solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a three-year multi-source group purchasing contract with Premier, a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals and 90,000 other healthcare sites. Products on the national contract include Precision Dynamics-St John’s patient identification wristband solutions, specialty labels, and related products.

Additionally, Precision Dynamics-St. John was also awarded another sole source agreement for Premier’s ASCEND (Accelerated Supply Chain Endeavor) program for the same product category. ASCEND assists Premier alliance member hospitals in ongoing efforts to control and reduce costs through simplified purchasing processes and specially negotiated contract benefits.

The contracts provide Premier members with access to Precision Dynamics-St John’s innovative bar code and human readable wristband identification solutions; specialty labeling solutions including system labels and companion/chart labels; skin markers; filing products; and many other products at specialty negotiated pricing and terms. Used in critical points in the delivery of care, Precision Dynamics-St. John solutions help healthcare organizations to reduce medical errors, improve patient safety, and adopt best practices to maintain compliance with important patient safety goals, guidelines and regulations as promulgated by The Joint Commission, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the American Hospital Association (AHA).

“Precision Dynamics-St. John is pleased and honored to continue our 8-year collaboration with Premier to provide its members with their choice of positive identification solutions that help deliver safe and efficient patient care.” said Tracey Carpentier, president of Precision Dynamics-St. John.

About Precision Dynamics Corporation-St. John

With more than 55 years of experience, Precision Dynamics Corporation-St. John is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records and imaging systems. The company specializes in serving the healthcare, leisure and entertainment, and law enforcement industries. A pioneer of innovative identification technologies, the company introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first wristband for newborns and family members, first Smart Band® RFID system, first thermal printer wristband, PDC Smart® Kiosk, and many other innovative solutions.

Precision Dynamics Corporation - St. John products are used in leading hospitals worldwide and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. Precision Dynamics Corporation – St. John follows a systematic approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit http://www.pdcorp.com and http://www.stjohninc.com.

In January, 2011 Precision Dynamics Corporation merged with The St. John Companies, Inc. to become the world’s leading provider of identification and related patient safety solutions. On December 28, 2012, the company was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.

About Premier, Inc.
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals and 90,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier operates a leading healthcare purchasing network with more than $4 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains the nation's largest clinical, financial and outcomes database with information on 1 in 4 patient discharges. A world leader in delivering measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. For more information, visit http://www.premierinc.com.

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