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Adventist Health, Premier Inc., Prestige Ameritech partner to expand domestic PPE production

Posted at 3:22 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 18:22:28-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — This partnership requires Adventist Health commit to buy N95 and surgical masks from Prestige Ameritech as well as other PPE.

Adventist Health partnered with Premier Inc., to acquire a minority stake in Prestige Ameritech, including N95 respirators and surgical masks.

Prestige Ameritech represents a primarily domestic supply chain, drawing raw materials and production capabilities from the United States.

Prestige is also responsible for 100% of its business with U.S. customers.

“Overreliance on foreign manufacturers is a key reason why we’ve had concerns about the consistency of available PPE supplies at care sites across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said John Beaman, chief business officer, Adventist Health. “With this long-term agreement, Adventist Health is breaking that cycle to fund domestic alternatives. Not only does this create more diversity in the supply chain, it also helps ensure that our workforce has the supplies they need to stay safe, healthy and able to provide quality care for the patients that count on us.”