Bon Secours Mercy Health Partners with Premier Inc. on Clinical Innovation and Integration Initiatives

Newly merged health system chooses PremierConnect®
to support ongoing integration activities, creating scalability and
efficiencies across their shared services

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the nation’s 20 largest health systems,
has renewed and expanded its partnership with Premier Inc. (NASDAQ:
PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, to support its efforts
to further innovate, grow and deliver excellent care.

The fifth largest catholic healthcare ministry in the nation serving
communities along the east coast and in Ohio and Kentucky, Bon Secours
Mercy Health operates 43 hospitals and 1,000 care sites, employing 2,100
physicians. As longtime Premier® members before the merger,
Bon Secours and Mercy Health previously accessed Premier’s supply chain
and performance improvement services. The newly-merged system, which
continues to access Premier’s supply chain services, has renewed and
expanded its access to Premier’s performance services. The agreement
includes the PremierConnect®enterprise data warehouse and analytics platform, as well as
self-service and clinical decision support analytics ministry-wide.

“We are rapidly working through harmonization across the ministry,” said
Chris Hilton, Senior Vice President of Operations Finance at Bon Secours
Mercy Health. “Premier’s expertise and technology capabilities will
continue to support our work providing a big-picture view as well as the
deep level of data and insights that allows large systems like ours to
make meaningful connections. That translates into actions aimed at
improving efficiency, clinical excellence and ultimately community
health and well-being.”

The PremierConnect data warehouse and analytics platform will be
deployed across Bon Secours Mercy Health’s facilities to integrate and
align its people, processes and technologies. This includes Premier’s
enterprise-wide operational, quality improvement, service line, labor
benchmarking and supply chain analytics, as well as a dedicated team of
subject matter experts and Premier’s newly-acquired clinical
decision support
capabilities that will be embedded inside Bon
Secours Mercy Health’s EHR workflow.

“Today’s healthcare landscape demands that providers adopt a holistic,
clinically-integrated approach to care delivery,” said Leigh Anderson,
President of Performance Services at Premier. “Bon Secours Mercy Health
is the latest industry leader leveraging Premier’s ‘control tower’
strategy, which is designed to monitor and manage enterprise-wide
practices, as well as provide business intelligence to enable scalable
improvements in quality, efficiency and costs across the largest health
systems. We look forward to continuing our work with them to drive
clinical, financial and operational excellence across their ministry.”

The financial impact of the agreement was not disclosed.

Forward-looking statements

Matters discussed in this release that are not statements of historical
or current facts, such as Bon Secours Mercy Health’s anticipated use of
Premier’s supply chain and performance services at expected levels, as
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About Bon Secours Mercy Health

For nearly 200 years, the historical founders of Bon Secours Mercy
Health have been providing care to those in need. Today, the ministry is
one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and part of the
top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per
case for patient care. This quality care is provided by more than 57,000
employees serving communities throughout Florida, Kentucky, Maryland,
New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia. The health care ministry
provided care for patients more than 10.3 million times in 2017 through
its network of more than 1,000 care sites, including 43 hospitals, more
than 50 home health agencies, hospice agencies, and skilled nursing and
assisted living facilities. Consistent with its commitment to serve each
patient with dignity, Bon Secours Mercy Health provides nearly $2
million per day in community benefit. The Mission of Bon Secours Mercy
Health is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the
health and well-being of its communities and bring good help to those in
need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. For more
information, visit www.bsmhealth.org.

About Premier Inc.

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company,
uniting an alliance of more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems
and approximately 165,000 other providers and organizations to transform
healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply
chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables
better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role
in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members
to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way
care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte,
N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare.
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