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Network release 6.11

June 11, 2012
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Premier healthcare alliance honors NETWORK® for operational excellence

Schaumburg, IL – 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.

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. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom''s National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Network Services Company
Network Services Company (NETWORK) is a $10 billion company providing customized distribution services through a team of more than 70 best-in-class distributors. NETWORK applies deep experience and knowledge to service industries that include commercial real estate, healthcare, food service, industrial, commercial printing and the public sector. Our streamlined system with centralized control and focused spend management improves supply chain efficiencies and designs programs to meet specific industry needs. NETWORK’s service model unites top locally based, independently owned distributors from North America and beyond to create a powerful organization with the efficiency and reach needed. Different by design, the NETWORK model provides a superior level of expertise that enables customers to support business growth and address unique market needs through customized solutions.
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