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December 08, 2009 12:21 ET

Medline Furnishings and Capital Equipment Now Available on Attainia's Web-Based Equipment Planning System

Online Equipment Planners Broaden Medline Reach to Key Hospital Decision Makers

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - December 8, 2009) - Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies, announced today it has signed an agreement with Attainia, an industry-leading online marketplace for capital equipment. As part of the agreement, Medline's extensive offering of furnishings and capital equipment will now be available through Attainia, including privacy drapes, case goods, medical carts, wire shelving, stainless steel OR products, beds and furniture.

As a partner with Attainia, Medline can catalog its products within Attainia's integrated toolset which enables Medline's supplies to be specified early in the planning process. Attainia's online equipment planning, budgeting and tracking system is used by medical equipment planners, major hospital purchasing groups, integrated networks and individual healthcare facilities around the world.

"Attainia enables us to reach key decision makers at healthcare facilities who are early in the process of planning expansions or new facilities," said Lisa Bauer, president of Medline's Interiors Division. "We offer many of the crucial products and professional design services facilities require when planning a new project and our partnership with Attainia will help us build relationships with the equipment planners around the country."

"Medline is a company that is committed to making the sourcing, selecting, planning, budgeting, and purchasing of their products a positive experience for hospitals," said Jeff Kleck, CEO of Attainia. "They have taken the lead in helping their customers and we are excited to be enabling Medline with the Attainia technologies that have become the standard for the capital equipment supply chain in healthcare."

About Attainia

Founded in 2001, Attainia, Inc. is dedicated to improving the management of the healthcare capital equipment lifecycle. Attainia supplies the industry's broadest array of capital equipment planning systems, including BUDGET, PLAN, PREDICT, and WATCH. Attainia software is the most widely used and highly customized equipment planning, budgeting and tracking software available. There are more than 2,000 active projects totaling more than $30 billion being planned using Attainia software systems. Attainia is a privately held company based in Mountain View, California.

About Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline, the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, manufactures and distributes more than 100,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies and other markets. Headquartered in Mundelein, ILL., Medline has more than 800 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.

Meeting the highest level of national and international quality standards, Medline is FDA QSR compliant and ISO 13485 registered. Medline serves on major industry quality committees to develop guidelines and standards for medical product use, including the FDA Midwest Steering Committee, AAMI Sterilization and Packaging Committee and various ASTM committees. For more information on Medline, visit our Web site,

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