Parkview Health Selects Medline as Preferred Distributor to Enhance Service, Reduce Supply Chain Costs

MUNDELEIN, Ill.--()--Parkview Health System, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., a non-profit, community-based health system serving northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, recently selected Medline Industries, Inc. as its preferred distribution partner for medical and surgical supplies. The three-year agreement, which begins January 2015, will deliver an estimated savings of nearly $1 million by driving distribution efficiencies and product savings across the health system’s seven hospitals and multiple clinics over the term of the agreement.

“Medline’s ability to provide quality service, products and logistical expertise will help us to improve upon our efficiencies while decreasing costs,” said Donna VanVlerah, vice president, Supply Chain, Parkview Health. “Their strong logistics capabilities and expansive product offering will enable us to provide our clinical staff the products they require, where and when they need them, throughout our entire network of hospitals, clinics and physician offices.”

Medline, with more than 40 distribution centers strategically located throughout the United States, will provide its broad assortment of Medline and national brand products directly to Parkview Health’s distribution center, hospitals and physician offices from the company’s Indianapolis distribution center. Medline will also deliver cost savings and efficiencies by driving product standardization and utilization solutions, as well as providing enhanced reporting capabilities to help facilities better monitor and control costs.

About Medline Industries, Inc.

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of quality medical supplies and services, Medline offers healthcare products and services that drive value through tailored solutions across the continuum of care. Named one of the country’s "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” the company is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,200 dedicated sales representatives to support its broad product line and cost management services. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on a variety of social media channels.

Contacts

Medline Industries, Inc.
John Marks, (847) 643-3309
jmarks@medline.com

Contacts

Medline Industries, Inc.
John Marks, (847) 643-3309
jmarks@medline.com