Standard Register (NYSE:SR), a leader in managing information and communications for healthcare, today announced it has signed a three-year agreement with the Premier healthcare alliance, one of the nation’s largest healthcare performance improvement alliances and purchasing networks. The agreement, which takes effect on August 1, significantly expands the scope of services Standard Register Healthcare has been providing to the 2,800 hospitals and 98,000 other healthcare sites that comprise the Premier healthcare alliance. In addition to traditional paper forms, print shop management services, electronic forms, electronic content management solutions and document imaging services, now Premier members will have access to Standard Register’s multi-channel marketing design, concierge, delivery and analytic services. Premier also awarded a new sole supplier agreement to Standard Register Healthcare which benefits members enrolled in Premier’s ASCEND (Accelerated Supply Chain Endeavor) collaborative. ASCEND helps participants achieve and sustain rapid supply chain performance improvement. Standard Register has been serving Premier alliance members since its inception, consistently introducing new services and technology-enabled solutions to support healthcare providers in their transformation. Over the last three years, it has saved member hospitals more than $25 million through programs focused on cost management, standardization and process improvement. “Improving communication is central to achieving healthcare’s triple aim,” said John King, president of Standard Register Healthcare. “With this broadened portfolio of clinical and marketing communication services and solutions, we can help hospitals more fully engage patients, their advocates and their providers to improve the patient experience and population health while reducing the costs of healthcare.” About Standard Register Standard Register (NYSE:SR) is trusted by the world’s leading companies to advance their reputations by aligning communications with corporate standards and priorities. Providing market-specific insights and a compelling portfolio of solutions to address the changing business landscape in healthcare, financial services, commercial and industrial markets, Standard Register is the recognized leader in the management and execution of mission-critical communications. More information is available at http://www.standardregister.com. About Standard Register Healthcare Standard Register Healthcare is a business unit of Standard Register, serving more than 1,700 clients from across the healthcare delivery network, including acute, ambulatory, and long-term care, managed care and the suppliers that support them. A recognized leader in managing patient-centric information and communications, Standard Register Healthcare, together with Dialog Medical, a subsidiary of Standard Register, provides services and technology-enabled solutions to standardize and manage communications to improve the coordination of care and achieve desired outcomes. More information is available at www.standardregisterhealthcare.com. About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient Premier is one of the nation’s largest performance improvement alliances of approximately 2,800 U.S. community hospitals and 98,000 alternate sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network that provided members more than $5 billion in savings in FY2012. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 patient discharges. A world leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has one of the largest performance improvement collaboratives in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. https://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.