SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc.

June 30, 2011 12:00 ET

Healthcare Leaders Conference to Address Reducing Medical Errors; Improving Patient Safety

Aron Ralston of '127 Hours' Fame Key Note at Prevention Above All Conference

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - Jun 30, 2011) - Carolyn Clancy, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Mark Chassin, President of the Joint Commission and Aron Ralston, the focus of the academy award-nominated movie "127 Hours," are among the key note speakers at Medline's fourth annual Prevention Above All conference scheduled for August 21-23, 2011 in Chicago at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel.

Hosted by Medline Industries, Inc., the Prevention Above All conference brings together hospital leaders, including chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, quality leaders and other senior clinicians from around the country to discuss practical solutions to preventing infections and improving patient safety/quality and satisfaction.

To register for the conference, view the agenda and learn more about the forum, visit www.medline.com/paa.

Other scheduled speakers include Victoria Nahum, co-founder and executive director of the Safe Care Campaign, Sorrel King, author and founder of the Josie King Foundation, Richard Clarke, president and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, James Avery, senior vice president, chief medical officer for Golden Living, Lee Sacks, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Advocate Health Care, Dale Bratzler, professor of Public Health and Associate Dean in the College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Trent Haywood, senior vice president of clinical performance and chief medical officer for VHA, Inc., Chris McCarthy, director of the Innovation Learning Network and an Innovation Specialist with Kaiser Permanente's Innovation Consultancy, Jeff Goldsmith, president of Health Futures and Deborah Adler, prominent healthcare package designer.

About Medline Industries, Inc.
As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices and home care dealers. Recently named one of the "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare," Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.

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