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January 21, 2010 15:56 ET

Medline President Andy Mills Appointed to HIDA Educational Foundation Board of Directors

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - Andy Mills, president of Medline Industries, Inc., has been appointed to the HIDA Educational Foundation board of directors, the company said. The HIDA Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA), the health industry's leading trade association representing medical products distributors.

Medline is the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies. As a member of the HIDA Educational Foundation board of directors, Mills will work towards building a stronger industry for supply chain partners by offering direction and planning suggestions for the Foundation's current and future projects. The Foundation's mission is to build a more effective and efficient healthcare supply channel through networking, business intelligence and educational opportunities for industry participants.

"I am honored to be appointed to the HIDA Educational Foundation board of directors," said Mills. "As a member of this distinguished board, I hope to contribute to making our industry an even more vital component of efficient healthcare."

In addition to this new position, Mills is also on the board of directors of NorthShore University HealthSystem, a comprehensive, fully integrated healthcare delivery system that serves the greater NorthShore and northern Illinois communities. Mills has been the president of Medline since 1997. He graduated with a B.A. from Tulane University and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

About the HIDA Educational Foundation

The HIDA Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Health Industry Distributors Association Foundation. The HIDA Educational Foundation's priorities include:

--  Providing forums where industry participants can mind-share, make
    connections, and develop supply chain solutions.
    
--  Producing research and business intelligence relevant to medical
    products distribution.
    
--  Educating healthcare distributors, manufacturers, and customers about
    healthcare and supply chain issues.
    

About Medline

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.

Over the past five years, Medline has been the fastest growing distributor of medical and surgical supplies in the U.S., serving as the primary distributor to over 250 major hospitals and healthcare systems. As a leading distributor, Medline offers a comprehensive array of consulting and management services encompassing the supply chain and logistics, utilization and standardization, business tools and enhanced reporting capabilities, and on-staff clinicians.

Medline has a growing network of 34 distribution centers around the country, as well as an expanding, dedicated transportation fleet with over 180 vehicles in a variety of sizes to fit customers' specific delivery needs. The fleet is equipped with the latest navigation devices for enhanced order tracking and communication.

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