New Prime Vendor Deal Between Medline and Guardian Elder Care Aims to Enhance Quality of Patient Care

Medline selected for ability to provide strategic tools that measure outcomes and strong manufacturing background

MUNDELEIN, Ill.--()--Healthcare organizations need vendors who can support their medical supply needs, create efficiencies, measure and track results, and provide continuing education to clinicians to help them perform at their best. Guardian Elder Care, a healthcare organization that provides skilled nursing, personal care, and independent living services to communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, has awarded Medline with a new prime vendor agreement.

Through this three-year deal, leading medical supplier Medline will provide Guardian Elder Care with an extensive portfolio of essential supplies that will better position the system to streamline supply chain operations and simultaneously manage costs. Such products include Ultrasorbs® AP Underpads, Heelmedix Heel Protection Devices, and the Medline Remedy® Phytoplex™ line, a unique sensitive skin formula that uses plant-based ingredients and no perfumes to nourish, moisturize and soothe the skin. By utilizing Medline’s online reporting tool called Medline INSIGHT, Guardian Elder Care will have the ability to easily monitor key metrics such as item utilization, contract compliance, price accuracy and spend by product categories.

“With decades of supply chain experience, our Medline sales representatives understand the challenges and pain points long-term care facilities face,” said Matt Van Zelst, vice president of national accounts for post-acute care, Medline. “We’re dedicated to standing by Guardian Elder Care’s side and providing them with high-quality products and solutions to meet their clinical and financial goals.”

Furthermore, as the timely delivery of products is critical to providing quality patient care, Medline’s distribution centers in Canton, Ohio, Baltimore Md. and Middletown, N.Y. will help Guardian Elder Care’s entities quickly receive products, when and where they need them.

“Our new partnership with Medline will support our ongoing efforts around our Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement process, as we serve our senior community and those in need of rehab,” said Cindy Kreider, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations at Guardian Elder Care. “Providing ongoing evidence-based education is beneficial to our patients and staff. Having such resources as Medline University readily available to our clinicians is an added value.”

Approaching its 10 year anniversary in 2016, Medline University offers over 250 courses used by more than 700,000 registered users from nurses, healthcare assistants, dieticians, nursing home administrators, and leadership, to patients and families. In all, healthcare professionals take some 40,000 online courses monthly through Medline University.

Learn more about Medline’s prime vendor program at https://www.medline.com/supply-solutions/hospital-idn/prime-vendor-program-review/.

About Medline

Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,200 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on its social media channels.

Contacts

Medline
Stacy Rubenstein, 847-949-2286
srubenstein@medline.com

Release Summary

Medline inks exclusive distribution partnership with Guardian Elder Care that will better position the system to streamline supply chain operations and simultaneously manage costs.

Contacts

Medline
Stacy Rubenstein, 847-949-2286
srubenstein@medline.com