GLENWOOD, Ill., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: LDR), the world's leader in radiation safety and medical physics services, and the Premier healthcare alliance, a leader in measurably improving patient care, have announced a sole source group purchasing agreement to deliver standardized high quality medical physics consulting support for Premier members.
The agreement allows Premier members to benefit from a full breadth of radiation safety oversight and quality assurance solutions at specially negotiated pricing and terms. With a membership base consisting of approximately 2,900 hospitals, Premier represents over half of the community hospitals in the United States. Under the sole-source agreement, Landauer will provide diagnostic imaging physics, radiation therapy physics, dose optimization services, and the Verifii suite of radiation safety services including assessment, gap analysis, remediation, and ongoing oversight. Consistent with its strategy of providing a national medical physics practice group with personalized local service, Landauer has implemented partner agreements with several respected medical physics groups around the country to provide the essential quality and breadth of services needed to support Premier members. More partnerships and talent acquisition will be explored as needed to support this contract.
With the comprehensive agreement, Premier members can benefit from Landauer's world-leading radiation dosimetry measurement and patient dose management technology and services, ensuring they have safe dose to worker and dose to patient tools all managed under a single point of contact.
"We are pleased to be partnering with a world class organization like Premier that has committed to transforming healthcare through collaboration. As part of our agreement, Premier members will receive consistent high quality medical physics expertise through Landauer's state of the art enterprise wide radiation safety solutions," commented Bill Saxelby, President and CEO of Landauer. "This agreement is a prime example of the power and capabilities of our integrated radiation safety solution, as well as a key validation point of our strategy to invest in the Medical Physics segment."
Landauer is a leading global provider of technical and analytical services to determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure, the leading domestic provider of outsourced medical physics services, as well as a provider of high quality medical accessories used in radiology, radiation therapy, and image guided surgery procedures. For more than 50 years, the Company has provided complete radiation dosimetry services to hospitals, medical and dental offices, universities, national laboratories, nuclear facilities and other industries in which radiation poses a potential threat to employees. Landauer's services include the manufacture of various types of radiation detection monitors, the distribution and collection of the monitors to and from customers, and the analysis and reporting of exposure findings. The Company provides its dosimetry services to approximately 1.8 million individuals globally. In addition, through its Medical Physics segment, the Company provides therapeutic and imaging physics services to the medical physics community. Through its Medical Products segment, the Company provides medical consumable accessories used in radiology, radiation therapy, and image guided surgery procedures. For information about Landauer, please visit our website at http://www.landauer.com.
About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
Premier is one of the nation's largest performance improvement alliances of approximately 2,900 U.S. community hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites using the power of collaboration and technology to help lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network and also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 U.S. community hospital discharges. A leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has one of 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. https://www.premierinc.com/.
SOURCE Landauer, Inc.