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Medline’s New Prime Vendor Distribution Agreement with Surgical Care Affiliates Drives Savings, Efficiencies

Medline renews five-year deal that delivers superior service and products to SCA’s surgical facilities

MUNDELEIN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), one of the country's largest providers of specialty surgical services, renewed its prime vendor agreement for distribution services with Medline Industries, Inc. The five-year agreement will deliver significant cost savings by driving distribution and supply chain efficiencies and reduced product cost. The agreement is expected to be worth approximately $175 million over the course of the deal.

“Medline consistently helps us provide better, more efficient service to our physicians and patients”

As of March 31, 2014, SCA operated a national network of 175 ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals in 34 states.

"Medline consistently helps us provide better, more efficient service to our physicians and patients," said Chris Klassen, vice president of Supply Chain for SCA. “Medline’s manufacturer-direct model and supply chain efficiencies help reduce our costs and at the same time enhance our service levels and improve our profitability in a period when all healthcare providers are facing significant economic challenges.”

Medline will provide a broad array of its Medline brand medical and surgical products, as well as other national brand supplies at significant savings directly to SCA facilities from its more than 40 distribution centers throughout the country. Medline will also deliver cost savings and efficiencies to the hospital by implementing product standardization and utilization solutions, as well as providing enhanced reporting capabilities to help the health system better monitor and control costs.

About Medline

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care agencies and providers, and retailers. Named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare,” by Becker’s Healthcare, Medline 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 www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on a variety of social media channels.


Medline Industries, Inc.
John Marks, (847) 643-3309