(June 2012) Premier healthcare alliance honors Eco-Products for operational excellence

Eco-Products is proud to announce being a winner of the seventh annual Pinnacle Award, 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 Eco-Products is one of 27 suppliers to receive the Pinnacle Award. Winners are recognized for their outstanding management of Premier agreements and their drive toward the mutual goal of providing clinical and financial value to the alliance members of Premier.

Mike Hastings, Tom Sampson, and Rich Mills receive the Pinnacle Award from Pinncale health association.

"This is a great honor," said Rich Mills, Vice President of Sales for Eco-Products. "Premier is an industry leader in the Healthcare segment and we are proud to be recognized as one of their most valued suppliers."

Tom Sampson, National Account Manager for Eco-Products, 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 Eco-Products has truly been supporting Premier alliance members," said Mike Alkire, Premier Chief Operating Officer. "We're proud to recognize them as a top performing organization."

The Pinnacle Award rewards Premier's contracted suppliers that support attainment of mutual goals, drive contract utilization and are committed to performance improvement. About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 84,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network.