SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline

February 19, 2010 15:40 ET

Grant Application Deadline for Creative Solutions and Interventions to Improve Healthcare Fast Approaching

Medline's Prevention Above All Discoveries Grant Program Supports the Adoption of Solutions Into Everyday Clinical Practice

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - February 19, 2010) -  The deadline is fast approaching to apply for a portion of up to $1 million in Prevention Above All Discoveries grants which Medline Industries, Inc. will be awarding to healthcare professionals to research ideas for improving health care. Letters of intent outlining the creative solution or intervention healthcare professions want to develop and test must be submitted by March 31, 2010.

Last year, Medline awarded thirteen projects focused on advancing the knowledge of reducing hospital-acquired conditions over $700,000 in research funding. The awards were announced during Medline's annual Prevention Above All conference in Washington, D.C.

Healthcare providers interested in submitting letters of intent can apply for one of two funding categories: pilot grants of up to $25,000 for projects that can be completed within six months or empirical study grants of up to $100,000 for projects completed within 12 months. Pilot study grantees, if successful, may qualify for future funding through an empirical study grant.

An Expert Review Board (ERB) composed of members who represent a breadth of research and practice knowledge will independently review each request. Applicants whose proposals are selected will then be assigned an ERB member as a mentor who will work with him/her to develop the letter into a full proposal of 5-7 pages in length, including a complete budget. Applicants can find detailed information about the Prevention Above All Discoveries Grant program by visiting www.medline.com/paagrants or calling 1-866-941-1998.

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, 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. 

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