STEWARTVILLE, Minn., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rochester Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: ROCM) today announced that it is a winner of the fifth annual Pinnacle Award, presented by the Premier healthcare alliance. Premier contracts with more than 800 suppliers and Rochester Medical is one of 38 contracted suppliers to receive the Pinnacle Award. Winners are recognized for their outstanding management of Premier agreements and drive toward the mutual goal of providing clinical and financial value to the not-for-profit hospitals that are members of the Premier alliance. Amy Timm, Manager of Rochester Medical's Customer Service and Sales Administration said, "We are proud to be recognized by Premier for our performance, and we look forward to continuing to work hard to provide excellent products and services for them and their member hospitals." Amy accepted the award at the 2010 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Washington. The award ceremony was recently held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center. "The Pinnacle 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," said Premier Purchasing Partners president Mike Alkire. Premier's Pinnacle Award is intended to reward Premier's contracted suppliers that support attainment of mutual goals, drive contract utilization and are committed to performance improvement. For more information, please visit: http://www.premierinc.com/about/news/awards/index.jsp. About the Premier healthcare alliance 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. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, 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 works 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 offices in San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington. www.premierinc.comAbout Rochester Medical Rochester Medical Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets latex-free disposable medical catheters and devices for urological and continence care applications. The Company markets under its own Rochester Medical® brand and under existing private label arrangements.