NETWORK announces that it is a winner of the seventh annual Performance Award, as presented by the Premier healthcare alliance.

Premier is a hospital-owned performance improvement alliance of 2,600 hospitals and 84,000 other care sites. It contracts with more than 800 suppliers, and NETWORK is one of 41 suppliers to receive the Performance Award. 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.

In response to the award, Natalie DePace, Vice President for Business Development at NETWORK commented, “We’re excited to be recognized by leadership at Premier as a high performance supplier. As one of the largest providers of housekeeping supplies to the healthcare market, we’ve established a model that reaches beyond distribution. We’ve built our success on programs, product knowledge, and systems that improve business and patient outcomes at the facility level.”

Darren Victory accepted the award at Premier’s 2012 Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. The award ceremony was held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center on Thursday, June 7.
“As providers continue efforts to operate in a high quality, cost-effective environment network has truly been supporting Premier alliance members,” said Mike Alkire, Premier COO. “We’re proud to recognize them as a top performing organization.”

Premier's Performance Award applauds the efforts of contracted suppliers to meet and exceed operational expectations. In selecting recipients, performance data is collected and scored over four successive calendar quarters.