June 15, 2010 - ZOLL Honored by Premier Healthcare Alliance


A. Ernest Whiton
Chief Financial Officer
ZOLL Medical Corporation
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Diane Egan
ZOLL Medical Corporation
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June 15, 2010CHELMSFORD, MASS.– ZOLL Medical Corporation (Nasdaq GS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that that it is a winner for the fourth consecutive year of the Supplier Performance Award presented by the Premier Healthcare Alliance.  ZOLL is one of only 65 out of 800 contracted Premier suppliers to receive the Performance Award.  The award was presented at the 2010 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C. on June 9. 

Winners are recognized for their outstanding management of Premier agreements and supplying medical devices that deliver both clinical and financial value to the not-for-profit hospital members of the Premier Alliance.  

“This award is especially significant in that our key focus is advancing resuscitation care by designing medical equipment that helps clinical staff improve outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of unexpected death worldwide,” said Jonathan A. Rennert, President of ZOLL.  “To be recognized for both the clinical performance of our resuscitation devices and the financial value of this life-saving technology is an honor.” 

“The Performance Award honors Premier-valued suppliers that strive for collaboration and performance excellence to benefit the Alliance and we are honored to recognize these top performers like ZOLL with this annual award,” said Premier Purchasing Partners president Mike Alkire.

Premier's Performance Award applauds the efforts of contracted suppliers to meet and exceed operational expectations. In selecting recipients, satisfaction and performance data are collected and scored over four successive calendar quarters. Feedback is provided during regular supplier business line reviews. Organizations scoring 80 percent or higher earn the Performance Award.

About the Premier Healthcare

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,300 U.S. hospitals and 67,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to achieve high-quality, cost-effective care. A recipient of the 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Premier is owned by not-for-profit hospitals; 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 works with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the United States and the National Health Service Northwest in the United Kingdom to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has offices in San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, fluid resuscitation, and therapeutic temperature management, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies which help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and critical care.

A NASDAQ Global Select company and a Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Company in 2007, 2008, and 2009, ZOLL develops and manufactures its products in the United States, in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. More than 400 direct sales and service representatives, 1,100 business partners, and 200 independent representatives serve our customers in over 140 countries around the globe. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements regarding the future business of the Company, and other statements contained herein regarding matters that are not historical facts, are “forward-looking” statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 14, 2010. You should not place undue reliance on the forward looking statements in this press release, and the Company disavows any obligation to update or supplement those statements in the event of any changes in the facts, circumstances, or expectations that underlie those statements.

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