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Georgia-Pacific Professional Awarded Supplier Performance Award


Washroom and Foodservice Product Manufacturer Honored for Performance in Healthcare Industry Alliance

Atlanta, GA, June 13, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Georgia Pacific Professional, a leading supplier of hygienic and efficient away-from-home product solutions, today announced that it is a winner of the Supplier Performance Award, presented by the Premier healthcare alliance. Premier is a nationwide collaboration among healthcare organizations and professionals working to achieve high-quality and cost-effective healthcare for citizens.

Premier contracts with more than 800 suppliers, and Georgia-Pacific Professional is one of 65 contracted suppliers to receive the Performance Award from Premier. Winners are recognized for their outstanding management of Premier agreements and drive toward the mutual goal of providing clinical and financial value to the hospital members of the Premier alliance.

“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,” said Premier Purchasing Partners president Mike Alkire.

Premier's Performance Award recognizes 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.

“Georgia-Pacific Professional is honored to be recognized with Premier’s Supplier Performance Award this year,” said Chris Jones, vice president of National Accounts – Georgia-Pacific Professional. “This honor reflects our ongoing commitment to providing products that offer hygienic, efficient and measurable financial benefits for our customers and end-users in the healthcare industry.”

Georgia-Pacific Professional accepted the award at the 2010 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C. The award ceremony was held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center on Wednesday, June 9.

Georgia-Pacific Professional’s Washroom and Wiper Solutions and Food Services Solutions groups offer a number of products that address prominent concerns for healthcare customers. The company’s enMotion® Automated Touchless Towel Dispenser has become a notable solution in the nation’s healthcare market. This dispenser features touchless technology, one-at-a-time towel dispensing and controlled towel lengths that help reduce chances of cross-contamination and minimize waste by up to 30 percent.

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.com

About Georgia-Pacific Professional
Georgia-Pacific Professional is a provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps, sanitizers, air fresheners, wipers, cups, cutlery and napkins. Two business groups operate under the Georgia-Pacific Professional business. The Washroom and Wiper Solutions group provides the full range of products to market segments including office buildings, healthcare, manufacturing, and lodging facilities. The Food Services Solutions group focuses on such segments as restaurants, coffee shops, and convenience stores. The Georgia-Pacific Professional business features such well-known product brands as enMotion®, Compact®, Dixie®, EasyNap®, SmartStock® and Brawny Industrial™.

For more information on Georgia-Pacific Professional, please call 1-866-HELLO GP (435-5647) or visit us at www.gppro.com.

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