March 14, 2002

FOR: ZOLL Medical Corporation

Chief Financial Officer
ZOLL Medical Corporation
(978) 421-9655
PRESS CONTACT: Robert Minicucci
Corporate Communications Manager
ZOLL Medical Corporation
+1 (978) 421-9832


Broadlane and ZOLL Medical Corporation Announce

SAN FRANCISCO and BURLINGTON, MA  Thursday, March 14, 2002 – Broadlane and ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL), a manufacturer of non-invasive cardiac resuscitation devices which provide pacing and defibrillation, today announced that Broadlane has awarded a contract for ZOLL to provide cardiac resuscitation devices to Broadlane’s healthcare customers. The agreement is effective March 18, 2002.

The contract provides Broadlane customers with access to ZOLL’s external dual-function defibrillator/pacemakers, automated external defibrillators, and automated advisory defibrillators. Specific products include the M Series Defibrillator Monitor Pacemaker, M Series Semi-Automatic Defibrillator, and a full line of multi-function electrodes and related accessories for cardiac resuscitation and cardioversion.

“This is a winning situation for all involved,” said Steven K. Flora, Vice President of North American sales at ZOLL. “Since our launch of the M Series line of defibrillators, several Broadlane hospitals have expressed interest in ZOLL’s M Series products. This new agreement ensures that all Broadlane customers will have unrestricted access to the newest, most advanced resuscitation technology on the market.”

ZOLL was awarded the contract as part of Broadlane’s intensive contract selection process, which focuses on delivering high-quality, cost-effective solutions to Broadlane’s hospital and other healthcare customers. To ensure that it selects the best products and vendors for its customers, Broadlane solicits input and direction from key end users, such as physicians and nurses, as well as hospital business leaders.

About Broadlane
Through an extensive suite of services, Broadlane delivers comprehensive supply chain management services to the healthcare industry. Those services include contract management, procurement strategy consulting, materials management outsourcing, and technology services. Among the companies that focus on improving efficiencies within the healthcare supply chain, only Broadlane offers this full array of services.
Broadlane customers include leading healthcare providers such as Kaiser Permanente, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Universal Health Services, Continuum Health Partners, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Kindred Healthcare, Community Health Systems, U.S. Oncology, Alliance Imaging Inc. and others. Broadlane counts among its customers more than 300 acute care hospitals and more than 1,400 sub-acute care facilities. Broadlane has offices in San Francisco and Oakland, Calif.; Cincinnati; Dallas; and New York City. For more information visit

About ZOLL

ZOLL Medical Corporation, headquartered in Burlington, MA, designs, manufactures and markets an integrated line of proprietary, non-invasive resuscitation devices and disposable electrodes. Used by health care professionals to provide both types of cardiac resuscitation—pacing and defibrillation—these products are essential in the emergency treatment of cardiac arrest victims, both inside and outside the hospital. ZOLL also designs and markets software, which automates collection and management of both clinical and non-clinical data for emergency medical service providers. ZOLL has operations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Australia, and business partners in all of the world’s major markets. For more information about ZOLL and its products, visit the ZOLL web site at

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