Teleflex Receives Premier Healthcare Alliance’s National Award for Operational Excellence

Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:00am EDT

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Teleflex Receives Premier Healthcare Alliance’s National Award for Operational Excellence

Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced that it is a winner of the Premier healthcare alliance's Performance Award, which recognizes the efforts of suppliers who exceed operational and quality expectations over four successive calendar quarters.

“Teleflex is honored that Premier has recognized our dedication to providing exceptional products and outstanding services to Premier alliance members that enhance patient safety,” said Benson Smith, Chairman, President and CEO of Teleflex. “We are committed to providing healthcare solutions that benefit lives and we look forward to continue achieving that goal through our relationship with Premier.”

Premier, a provider-owned performance improvement alliance of 2,800 hospitals and nearly 100,000 other care sites, contracts with more than 1,000 suppliers. Teleflex is one of 29 suppliers to receive the Performance Award this year. Winners are recognized for their outstanding management of Premier agreements and drive toward the mutual goal of providing clinical and financial value to Premier alliance members.

“As providers continue efforts to drive toward value-based care, Teleflex has been supporting Premier alliance members with high-quality, cost-effective products and services,” said Durral R. Gilbert, President of Supply Chain Services, Premier. “We’re proud to recognize them as a top performing organization.”

Teleflex accepted the award at Premier’s 2013 Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio. The award ceremony was held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Wednesday, June 12.

About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Limerick, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,700 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 140 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at teleflex.com.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is the nation’s largest performance improvement alliance of more than 2,800 U.S. hospitals and nearly 100,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network with more than $5 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 patient discharges. A world leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has the largest performance improvement collaboratives in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. https://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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