Crawford Healthcare, Inc. awarded Skin Integrity Contract agreement with Premier Inc.

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crawford Healthcare, Inc. (“Crawford” or the “Company”) announced today the signing of a national group purchasing agreement with Premier Inc. (“Premier”), a leading healthcare improvement company. This three-year award includes both the Primary/Secondary wound care dressings and wound debridement category and the skin cleansers, barrier and lotion products category. Effective April 1st, these two categories will allow Crawford’s full portfolio of products to be offered at specially negotiated pricing and terms to members of Premier’s alliance, which includes 3,750 hospitals and 130,000 other providers. Premier operates one of the largest healthcare group purchasing organizations (GPOs) in the United States. 

Crawford’s innovative line of advanced wound and skin care products was designed with novel technologies to advance the standard of care in the exudate management, infection control and skin protection segments. This national agreement combines Crawford’s products with Premier’s integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, advisory and other services to enable better care and outcomes at a lower cost.

“This new contract award is a testament to the clinical acceptance of Crawford’s portfolio and our growth within Premier alliance hospitals over the past year. We look forward to the opportunity to partner with more Premier members who share our values and are striving to overcome the clinical and economic challenges that everyone is facing,” says Terry Bromley, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Crawford’s U.S. operations.

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About Crawford Healthcare, Inc.

Crawford Healthcare, Inc., is a rapidly growing international company dedicated to developing innovative treatments and effective dermatological, wound care, and diagnostic products for the care and repair of skin. The Company has worked closely with healthcare professionals for more than 15 years from the international head office of its parent company, Crawford Healthcare Holdings Limited (the “Crawford Group”), in Knutsford, Cheshire, U.K. In early 2013, the Crawford Group expanded its operations and opened a United States office in Doylestown, Pa., that focuses on the Company’s portfolio of advanced wound care products. To help lead its U.S. business, the Crawford Group has assembled a skilled management team with long-standing industry backgrounds in the advanced wound care arena. The team offers more than 150 years of collective experience in the field and has deployed a nationwide direct sales team dedicated to wound, skin, and burn care.

CONTACT: Contact:
Terry Bromley
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Crawford Healthcare, Inc.