Suture Express Named Most Valuable Vendor Partner

NERHCC award

New England-based purchasing cooperative commends Suture Express for “outstanding” service and efficiency

Overland Park, Kan. – Suture Express has been named the 2014 Vendor of the Year by the New England Regional Health Care Cooperative (NERHCC). Jason Pedaci, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, accepted the honor last month on behalf of the entire Suture Express team.

NERHCC is a regional buying group that helps smaller hospitals increase supply chain operational efficiencies and reduce product costs through competitive contracts with vendors like Suture Express. The Vendor of the Year award – now formally called the Mike Zwirko Award in honor of NERHCC’s founding president – is presented to the winning vendor for exceptional service, price and quality. Winners are determined by votes from NERHCC members.

According to current NEHRCC President William McFarland in a letter accompanying the award, Suture Express earned this recognition by providing members with an “outstanding level of service and efficiency” in the distribution of sutures. “They have proved to be a tremendous asset to NERHCC and a true partner in supporting NERHCC,” McFarland added.

“The credit for this honor belongs to everyone who serves our customers and creates these types of customer reactions,” said Pedaci. “It’s a combination of our strong account management efforts and our ability to execute operationally that makes it possible for Suture Express to receive this recognition.”

While this award comes from the small hospital segment of Suture Express’ customer base, the distributor’s industry-best service levels extend to every customer. From large hospitals and IDNs to small surgical centers – and its newest market segment, veterinary and animal care providers – Suture Express doesn’t just promise great service, selection and savings…it delivers.


About Suture Express
Suture Express is the nation’s leading specialty distributor of suture, endomechanical and related surgical products, with more than 6,000 SKUs always in stock and ready to ship. The company’s centrally located operations enable rapid service and delivery to any provider in the United States. Suture Express customers include independent hospitals, integrated delivery networks, ambulatory surgery centers and clinics.

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