Medline to Provide American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Members Significant Cost-Savings, Clinical and Quality Assurance Solutions through New Preferred Supplier Agreement

Medical supplier chosen for supply chain expertise and breadth of 350,000 products

MUNDELEIN, Ill.--()--The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recently selected Medline Industries, Inc. as its preferred distribution partner of essential medical supplies and solutions for the next three years. Founded in 1933, AAOS is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to 38,000 orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals worldwide.

“In an effort to improve the operating income, clinical effectiveness and supply chain efficiency of our members, I am pleased to announce that Medline is the preferred partner of the AAOS Member Advantage Program for supply distribution services, custom procedure trays and orthopaedics. We have entered into this partnership to help orthopaedic practices and surgery centers reduce expenses, increase productivity and save time,” said John Cherf, MD, MPH, MBA, Chair, AAOS Practice Management Committee, AAOS.

On average, U.S. orthopaedic surgeons perform an estimated 30,000 to nearly 650,000 musculoskeletal procedures per year. The need to provide effective solutions and streamline supply chain operations as efficiently as Medline can help alleviate many challenges for AAOS and allow its members to continue providing the highest quality musculoskeletal care.

Through AAOS’ group purchasing program powered by Med Assets, the organization is enhancing savings even further for its members through this new partnership with Medline. As the country’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of supplies to the healthcare industry, Medline is providing its robust portfolio of patient-care products to AAOS members at a savings of anywhere from 10 to 30 percent. The leading healthcare supplier also offers cutting-edge quality assurance programs and clinical solutions on pressure ulcer reduction, continence management, falls prevention and other critical areas. Through Medline’s online education resource Medline University, AAOS members can also access more than 250 continuing education courses at no additional cost.

“Medline is committed to providing quality products, services and solutions to help AAOS members deliver the best quality of care to their patients while lowering their bottom line,” said John Kenny, vice president of corporate sales, physician office division, Medline. “Our goal is to be transparent in our relationships with our clients on pricing, product alternatives and more efficient ways to purchase supplies. By leveraging AAOS’ business expertise, we are driving the relationship forward with providers across the country. We are extremely excited to grow with this unique industry partner.”

Medline, with 40 distribution centers strategically located throughout the United States, can offer its broad assortment of Medline and national brand products directly to AAOS members. The company can also deliver cost savings and efficiencies by providing product standardization and utilization solutions, as well as enhanced reporting capabilities to help facilities better monitor and control costs.

About Medline

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.

About the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments and related issues.

Contacts

Medline
Vivika Panagiotakakos, (847) 643-3311
vpanagiotakakos@medline.com

Release Summary

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) selects Medline Industries, Inc. as its preferred distribution partner of essential medical supplies and solutions for the next three years.

Contacts

Medline
Vivika Panagiotakakos, (847) 643-3311
vpanagiotakakos@medline.com