MASCO Services, a Boston-area purchasing group, has affiliated with Premier Health Alliance so its 39 hospital members can buy goods and services through Premier contracts. Premier, based in Westchester, Ill., estimates MASCO members will spend about $120 million annually under the agreement.
MASCO said it will maintain most of its current contracts. Its members now buy about $140 million annually in goods and services through MASCO. The group is owned by six Harvard University-affiliated teaching hospitals.