Mobile Care Chicago's Asthma Van is a specialty mobile clinic equipped with diagnostic equipment and medications designed to treat children with asthma and severe allergies in their own neighborhoods. Asthma educators offer home environment assessments to families and provide case management as needed. The Asthma Van began rotating through nine schools in the Roseland neighborhood for the Initiative, screening more than 3,500 children for respiratory disease symptoms. All services and medications are offered at no cost to families.A panel of national healthcare leaders selects the Premier Cares Award winner and two finalists, all of which receive cash awards for use in further improving their programs. The Cares Award program spotlights these community-based healthcare initiatives and helps other organizations learn to replicate the unique programs. Siemer, along with Dr. Philip Sheridan, founder and Board Member of Mobile Care, were recognized on June 28, 2017, at Premier's Breakthroughs conference. The following Cares Award finalists were also recognized:
- Teen Parent Empowerment Program - Healthy Babies Project — Washington, DC
- Northern Idaho Crisis Center - Kootenai Health — Coeur D'Alene, ID
About the Premier Cares AwardPremier has presented the Cares Award annually since 1991, when it was created by Dr. Monroe E. Trout, former CEO of American Healthcare Systems, one of Premier's heritage organizations. The program has provided more than $3 million to more than 100 organizations nationwide. The competition is open to not-for-profit organizations that have been in existence for more than two years, are providing creative solutions to health status improvement, can provide documentation of outcomes and impact on a specific population, and have programs that can be replicated in other communities. www.premierinc.com/caresaward About Premier Inc. Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and 130,000 other provider organizations. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier's news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com.