SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc.

April 25, 2013 11:19 ET

HealthTrust Awards Medline Hand Soaps and Sanitizers Agreement

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwired - April 25, 2013) - Medline Industries, Inc., today announced that HealthTrust has awarded Medline an agreement to provide its full line of hand soaps and sanitizers to HealthTrust member facilities. The agreement is expected to help promote effective hand hygiene practices and drive significant savings and efficiencies for HealthTrust's member facilities, including acute care facilities, surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites.

The agreement includes Medline's Sterillium Comfort Gel®, Epi-clenz® foam and gel hand sanitizers, and Skintegrity® soaps and lotions. Sterillium Comfort Gel is a scientifically tested alcohol-based antiseptic hand gel shown to increase skin hydration by 14 percent after just two weeks of use. Sterillium is manufactured exclusively for Medline by BODE Chemie for distribution throughout North America.

About HealthTrust

HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. Members include 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, 800 ambulatory surgery centers and 10,600 physician practices and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., HealthTrust is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions (www.parallon.net) which include workforce management solutions, revenue cycle and business process expertise and technology solutions.

About Medline

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices and home agencies and providers. Named one of the country's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives to support its broad product line and cost management services. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com.

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