Medline reported that the healthcare manufacturer, distributor, and solutions provider grew its prime vendor partnerships in 2021 to include more than 230 additional healthcare providers and health systems, worth nearly $2 billion in annual, incremental medical supplies and solution sales that span the continuum of care.
The new healthcare providers and health systems to partner with Medline in 2021 included Northwestern Medicine in Illinois, Rochester Regional Health in New York, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Texas, Windsor Lane Health Care in Ohio, Ochsner Health in Louisiana, and Golden LivingCenters in Indiana.
With the scale of one of the country’s largest companies and the agility of a family-led business, in 2021, Medline continued to invest in its customers with customized clinical and supply chain solutions to enhance patient outcomes and operations.
Since launching in October 2021, the Medline Post-Acute Care Infection Prevention Program – a consultative approach that combines products and education to enhance best practices around environmental cleaning, hand hygiene, and personal protective equipment (PPE) use – has signed more than 40 customer program agreements.
Medline also reported their supply chain optimization and logistics team worked closely with individual healthcare facilities to create a new way to manage, store and deliver customer-owned stockpile inventory. Furthering its commitment to delivering superior customer service and building on Medline’s $1.5B Healthcare Resilience Initiative, the company opened five newly constructed distribution centers in 2021, with two more to be completed in 2022.
In October 2021, Medline also completed the transaction with an investor partnership group of Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman. The company plans to use the new resources from the partnership to expand its product offerings, accelerate international expansion and continue to make new infrastructure investments to strengthen its global supply chain.