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Ansell Ltd. June 15, 2011

Ansell honored by the Premier Healthcare Alliance for Operational Excellence

Red Bank, NJ – Ansell Medical Solutions, North America, today announced that it is a winner of the sixth annual Pinnacle Award, presented by the Premier healthcare alliance.

Premier has contracts with more than 800 suppliers, and Ansell is one of 39 contracted suppliers to receive the Pinnacle Award. Winners are recognized for their outstanding management of Premier agreements and their drive toward the mutual goal of providing clinical and financial value to the alliance members of Premier."

"Ansell is very honored to be a Pinnacle Award winner for 2011, especially considering this is our second year in a row winning this award. We understand in today’s healthcare environment the importance of collaboration and efficiency. This recognition is continued validation of Ansell’s commitment to our customers," said Jeff Jeffords, Corporate Accounts Executive for Ansell. "Our goal is to continue building upon this level of performance to further enhance our long-standing partnership with Premier.”

Jeff Jeffords will accept the award at the 2011 Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. The award ceremony is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center on Wednesday, June 15.

“It is imperative for hospitals to operate in the highest quality environment at the best possible cost and Ansell has been able to support alliance members in doing so,” said Mike Alkire, Premier Purchasing Partners president. “We’re proud to recognize them as a top performing organization.”

The Pinnacle Award rewards Premier’s contracted suppliers that support attainment of mutual goals, drive contract utilization and are committed to performance improvement.

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

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 75,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

About Ansell

Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well being. With operations in North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 10,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the natural latex and synthetic polymer glove and condom markets. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, New Verticals and Sexual Wellness.

 

For more information, contact:

Leigh Duffy

Marketing Communications Specialist

732-345-2162

lduffy@ansell.com

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