ARUP Laboratories Honored by Premier Healthcare Alliance
for Exceeding Performance Expectations
SALT LAKE CITY, June 9, 2010—ARUP Laboratories, a leading national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory, today announced that it is a recipient of the Supplier Performance Award, presented by the Premier healthcare alliance™. This marks the first time a national reference laboratory has received the award.
Premier contracts with more than 800 suppliers, and ARUP Laboratories is one of 65 contracted suppliers to receive this year’s 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 the not-for-profit hospital members of the Premier alliance.
“We value our relationship with Premier and the opportunity to provide laboratory services to their members,” said Khosrow Shotorbani, ARUP Laboratories’ senior vice president over sales. “This award is a testament to our high-quality employees and our commitment to providing excellence and consistency in our services.”
Shotorbani, along with several other ARUP team members, accepted the award at the 2010 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Washington DC. The award ceremony was held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center on Wednesday, June 9.
“The Performance Award honors Premier valued suppliers who strive for collaboration and performance excellence. We are honored to recognize these top performers,” said Premier Purchasing Partners President Mike Alkire.
Premier's Performance Award applauds the efforts of contracted suppliers to meet and exceed operational expectations. In selecting recipients, satisfaction, and performance data are collected and scored over four successive calendar quarters. Feedback is provided during regular supplier business-line reviews. Organizations scoring 80 percent or higher earn the Performance Award.
For more information, please visit: http://www.premierinc.com/about/news/awards/index.jsp.
About the Premier healthcare alliance, 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipient
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,300 US hospitals and 67,000-plus other health care sites working together to achieve high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial, and outcomes information and operates a leading health care purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Premier also has offices in San Diego, Philadelphia. and Washington. www.premierinc.com
About ARUP Laboratories
Founded in 1984, ARUP Laboratories is a leading national reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. ARUP offers more than 2,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to esoteric molecular and genetic assays. ARUP serves clients across the United States, including many of the nation’s top university teaching hospitals and children’s hospitals, as well as multihospital groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing organizations, military and other government facilities, and major clinics. In addition, ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, led by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology®.
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