SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

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August 26, 2010 12:50 ET

Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center Enters Into New Supply Agreement With Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Brand Products and Reduced Distribution Fees Drive Cost Savings for Hospital

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - August 26, 2010) -  Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies, announced today the signing of a cost management prime vendor agreement with Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center based in Anniston, Alabama. The five-year agreement is anticipated to deliver significant savings for the hospital over the term of the contract.

Under the agreement, Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center will receive a broad array of Medline brand medical and surgical products, including surgical procedure trays, patient care products, disposable protective gowns, exam gloves and bandages. The hospital can also leverage other Medline clinical and educational evidence-based programs that were carefully designed to affect clinical outcomes, drive cost savings and improve patient satisfaction. 

Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center will benefit from significant cost savings through the delivery of Medline manufactured products shipped directly from Medline's distribution center located in Atlanta, GA.

Medline will also deliver cost savings by reducing distribution fees on other national brand products and product standardization. In addition, Medline will provide enhanced reporting capabilities and offer comprehensive product utilization, education and practical solutions to help the facility control costs and improve patient care. 

About East Jefferson General Hospital 
East Jefferson General has grown over the past three decades to become a medical landmark with the addition of medical office buildings, the Yenni Pavilion for outpatient cancer treatment, and the Domino Pavilion, which houses Same Day Surgery, outpatient laboratory and outpatient radiology services. Most recently, the Wellness Center, a 38,000 square foot, state-of-the-art fitness facility, was added to the hospital's main campus.

East Jefferson General Hospital has grown with the East Bank community, offering the clinical expertise and cutting edge technology our community expects and deserves. Today, the hospital remains publicly owned and not-for-profit. It is a service district hospital governed by a 10-member volunteer Board of Directors appointed by the Jefferson Parish Council and the Parish President. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. In 2002, East Jefferson General became Louisiana's first Nurse Magnet Hospital. This honor is bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center on select hospitals that demonstrate excellence in patient care and provide a superior environment for professional nurses.

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, IL, 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 health care 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. For more information on Medline, visit our Web site, www.medline.com.

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