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Encompass Group LLC Awarded New Group Purchasing Agreements

Encompass Group, LLC has been awarded new group purchasing agreements with Premier. These include Disposable Non-Sterile Protective Apparel, VCT Anti-Embolism Stockings, Cubicle Curtains, Tracks and Privacy Screens, and Reusable Textiles and Textile Services.

Effective December 1, 2018, the new agreements allow Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for these four different product categories.

“Encompass Group is excited about these four new agreements and we will continue to bring innovative, cost-effective solutions to the Premier membership in all markets served,” said Tom Sweatt, Executive Vice President, Health Systems for Encompass Group LLC.

Disposable Non-Sterile Protective Apparel includes but is not limited to gowns; scrubs; labcoats; infant, patient and behavioral health apparel; bedding; and patient warming.

VCT Anti-Embolism Stockings and Cubicle Curtains, Tracks and Privacy Screens are USA-manufactured in Encompass’ plants in Rockwood, TN and Big Lake, MN.

Reusable Textiles and Textile Services include a wide range of launderable products such as patient bedding and bath products as well as patient apparel.

Premier is a health care improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 4,000 U.S. hospitals and 165,000 other providers to transform health care. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost.



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