FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 30, 2013; Andover, MA

Yankee Alliance will discuss pharmacy solutions, supplier diversity and supply cost reduction in the continuum of care at the Premier healthcare alliance’s upcoming Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition. More than 3,000 care providers, academic institutions and suppliers attend the conference to learn practical, replicable strategies that can improve healthcare delivery.

Specifically, the Yankee Alliance sessions are:

Session title

Strategies to reduce the waste and expense of
immunizations and respiratory medications

Presenter Name

Michelle Henderson,
Director of Pharmacy Services

Creating opportunities for small businesses

Mark Scagliarini,
Chief Supply Chain Officer

Supply cost reductions through product utilization
and benchmarking

Cathy Spinney,
Chief Customer Officer

Taking place June 11-14 this year in San Antonio, these three Yankee Alliance leaders will join nearly 400 health system leaders across the U.S. heading more than 150 sessions devoted to clinical, financial and operational transformation across the continuum of care. Additional topics to be discussed include harm elimination, population health management, improving the patient experience, and more.

Owned by providers, Premier is an alliance of 2,800 hospitals and 93,000 other care facilities that collaborate, share data, test practices and put proven policies in place to improve the health of U.S. communities.

Susan DeVore, Premier President and CEO, said “Breakthroughs is a time when industry leaders can come together and share their best practices and achievements with peers from across the country. It’s a way to open the lines of communication that are sometimes difficult to cross and interact with organizations that have developed innovative techniques in caring for people.”

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is the nation’s largest performance improvement alliance of more than 2,800 U.S. hospitals and 93,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network with more than $5 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 patient discharges. A world leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has the largest performance improvement collaboratives in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. 

For more information please contact; Amy Campbell, Senior Vice President, Administration, Yankee Alliance, (978) 470-2000 or at