Wy’East Medical has been awarded Patient Lifts and Lateral Transfer Devices agreement with Premier, Inc.

Susan Ahmann
503-657-3101 ext 216


Wy’East Medical has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for Patient Lifts and Lateral Transfer Devices with Premier, Inc. Effective August 1, 2015 the new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for Patient Lifts and Lateral Transfer Devices.

Wy’East Medical provides a complete line of patient transfer products and lifts:

  • Chairs: The TotaLift Transfer Chair is 3 devices in one: transfer device, stretcher, and chair
  • FRDs: The Pink Slip ® is an affordable, disposable friction-reducing device
  • Lifts: A wide range of assistive devices target all mobility levels
  • Slings: A complete line of reusable and disposable options for slings

With more than 25 years in the industry Wy’East Medical enjoys a strong and consistent reputation as an innovative and dependable provider of high-quality equipment. As one medical professional notes:

“As a medical director for hospital employee health, I have observed the Pink Slip® transform thinking from the common belief that safe patient mobilization tools were cumbersome, inconvenient to use or stock/restock/launder, took too much time to deploy, or were too costly. The Pink Slip allowed employees to take control of their own risk by pocketing, sharing, and spreading the word about a simple device. It is remarkably slippery and in training, pulling a large coworker on a drawsheet on top of the Pink Slip makes a lasting impression. The pull/push forces in our evaluations were almost halved and lifting nearly eliminated when transferring a patient. After thousands of uses, I have yet to see a worker injured who has used the Pink Slip.”

  1. Mark, MD MPH, Occupational Medicine, Physical Medicine

About Premier, Inc.

Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. 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.

About Wy’East Medical

A privately-held company, Wy’East Medical is a leader in zero-lift products for healthcare ergonomics and has been offering state-of-the-art Safe Patient Handling equipment to medical centers and healthcare facilities since 1987. Through it all, Wy’East has been at the forefront of the Safe Patient Handling movement, leading the charge on the safe handling of patients coupled with dramatic reduction of injuries to caregivers.

The primary benefit of our Safe Patient Handling equipment is the reduction of the risk of staff and caregiver back injuries related to moving patients into and out of bed. Wy’East solutions offer compliance, practicality, a proven track record, and measurable bottom line benefits. Please see: www.www.wyeastmedical.com for more information.

For a downloadable version, click here.