Medline announced it has partnered with Ochsner Health (Ochsner), a provider serving Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South, to identify new strategies for enhancing operational, financial and clinical efficiencies across the health system.
As part of the agreement, Ochsner will have access to an extensive portfolio of medical supplies, logistics services and solutions to help enhance patient outcomes and streamline supply chain operations.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the importance of a strong supply chain, and we are excited to partner with Medline as our exclusive medical-surgical distributor,” said Régine Honoré Villain, chief supply chain officer, Ochsner Health. “Working together with Medline, we can ensure that our providers have access to the medical products they need to deliver the highest level of care to our patients in the communities we serve across Louisiana and Mississippi.”
In March, Medline broke ground on a new distribution center in Hammond, LA. This medical-grade facility will stock a substantial breadth of products and tens of millions of dollars of inventory to make sure Medline can serve the healthcare needs of the region, including Ochsner. Additionally, the 650,000 square foot facility will create 350 construction jobs and 450 jobs for area residents when in full operation.