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PREMIER HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE HONORS SIEMENS HEALTHCARE
DIAGNOSTICS FOR EXCELLENCE IN SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE

         MALVERN, Pa., June 23, 2008 - The Premier healthcare alliance Purchasing
Partners division recently announced that Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
(www.siemens.com/diagnostics) was one of 15 winners chosen for the Pinnacle Award
out of more than 800 eligible suppliers, representing the top two percent of healthcare
equipment suppliers. The award recognizes suppliers whose performance exceeds the
expectations of Premier and its members as they carry out their missions of meeting the
healthcare needs of communities they serve. This is the third consecutive year Siemens
Healthcare Diagnostics has been selected for this award.
         “Through our relationship with Premier and their alliance members, we are able
to bring new technology to hundreds of laboratories and make an impact in the care
they provide patients,” said Donal Quinn, chief executive officer, Siemens Healthcare
Diagnostics. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award and we look forward to
continuing to build our relationship with Premier and their members.”
         “Premier’s Pinnacle Award honors top performing suppliers such as Siemens that
understand the importance of collaboration and striving for performance excellence,”
said Premier Purchasing Partners President Mike Alkire. “We’re happy to honor these
companies as we work together to improve healthcare in our communities.”
         Based on performance data collected during the year and shared with contracted
suppliers through Premier’s supplier quality and business line review process, the
annual awards are designed to align contracted supplier performance to meet or exceed
Premier’s and its members’ expectations on a consistent basis.




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Siemens AG                 Marion Bludszuweit                      Reference number: Med DX 2008.0623.e
Corporate Communications   Erlangen, Germany                       Audra Murphy
Media Relations            Tel: +49 (9131) 84-3292                 Malvern, PA 19355
80312 Munich               Email: marion.bludszuweit@siemens.com   Tel.: +1 610-448-4547
                                                                   E-mail: audra.murphy@siemens.com
         Siemens provides Premier’s members with a complete line of products:
immunoassay, chemistry, automation, coagulation, microbiology, cardiac, drug,
molecular, blood gas and urinalysis solutions

About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
Serving more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and 50,000 other healthcare sites, the Premier
healthcare alliance and its members are transforming healthcare together. Owned by
not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the leading healthcare purchasing
networks and the nation's most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and
financial information. A subsidiary operates one of the nation's largest policy-holder
owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups. A world leader in helping
healthcare providers deliver dramatic improvements in care, Premier is working with the
United Kingdom's National Health Service North West and the Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in San Diego,
Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington. For more
information, visit www.premierinc.com
For more information, please visit: www.premierinc.com/about/news/awards/index.jsp.


About Siemens Healthcare
Siemens Healthcare is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry.
The company is a renowned medical solutions provider with core competence and
innovative strength in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies as well as in knowledge
engineering, including information technology and system integration. With its laboratory
diagnostics acquisitions, Siemens Healthcare is the first fully integrated diagnostics
company, bringing together imaging and lab diagnostics, therapy, and healthcare
information technology solutions, supplemented by consulting and support services.
Siemens Healthcare delivers solutions across the entire continuum of care – from
prevention and early detection, to diagnosis, therapy and care. Additionally, Siemens is
the global market leader in innovative hearing instruments. The company employs more

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Siemens AG                 Marion Bludszuweit                      Reference number: Med DX 2008.0623.e
Corporate Communications   Erlangen, Germany                       Audra Murphy
Media Relations            Tel: +49 (9131) 84-3292                 Malvern, PA 19355
80312 Munich               Email: marion.bludszuweit@siemens.com   Tel.: +1 610-448-4547
                                                                   E-mail: audra.murphy@siemens.com
than 49,000 people worldwide and operates in 130 countries. In the fiscal year 2007
(Sept. 30), Siemens Healthcare reported sales of €9.85 billion, orders of €10.27 billion,
and group profit of €1.32 billion. Further information can be found by visiting
http://www.siemens.com/healthcare.




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Siemens AG                 Marion Bludszuweit                      Reference number: Med DX 2008.0623.e
Corporate Communications   Erlangen, Germany                       Audra Murphy
Media Relations            Tel: +49 (9131) 84-3292                 Malvern, PA 19355
80312 Munich               Email: marion.bludszuweit@siemens.com   Tel.: +1 610-448-4547
                                                                   E-mail: audra.murphy@siemens.com

								
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