SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc.

September 21, 2009 15:21 ET

Clarian Health Reduces Costs With New Prime Vendor Supply Agreement With Medline

Medline Brand Products and Reduced Distribution Fees Drive Cost Savings

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - 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 Clarian Health based in Indianapolis, Ind. Under the agreement, Medline will provide its broad array of Medline brand medical and surgical products, including surgical procedure trays, patient care products, disposable protective gowns, exam gloves and bandages.

Medline is expected to generate more than $210 million in medical and surgical product sales from the partnership over the term of the agreement.

Medline will drive cost savings to Clarian Health through delivering Medline manufactured products direct to the healthcare facility from Medline's new state-of-the-art 180,000 square foot distribution center located in Plainfield, Ind., which is expected to open by the end of this year.

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

About Clarian Health

Clarian Health is an Indiana-based, private, non-profit organization offering a broad base of tertiary services, specialized pediatric care and a Level 1 Trauma Center. Clarian is Indiana's most comprehensive health center and one of the busiest hospital systems in the nation.

Clarian owns or is affiliated with over 20 hospitals and health centers throughout Indiana, including Methodist and Indiana University Hospitals, Riley Hospital for Children, Clarian West Medical Center and Clarian North Medical Center. Clarian Health is also affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine, the nation's second largest medical center and a national leader in medical education and research. Clarian Health operates the Methodist Hospital, Indiana University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children campuses as a single hospital under Indiana law. Visit for more information.

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.

With a growing network of 35 distribution centers around the country, Medline is able to deliver products to customers where and when they need them. To help deliver its 100,000-plus products, Medline has an expanding, dedicated transportation fleet with over 160 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.

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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