SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline

November 17, 2010 17:03 ET

Medline Expands O.R. Safety Initiative With Acquisition of PerfecTemp™ Patient Warming System

PerfecTemp™ Combines Patient Warming and Pressure Reduction in One System

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) - Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, expanded its patient safety solutions with the acquisition of the PerfecTemp™ patient warming system from LMA North America, Inc.

PerfecTemp is an O.R. table pad that uniquely incorporates both pressure-reducing high-tech material to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers and a warming system to combat hypothermia. PerfecTemp is the only warming system available that monitors the temperature delivered to the patient at the point of contact between the pad and the patient's skin, improving patient safety by ensuring that the patient's temperature is constantly monitored and maintained to the desired level to sustain normal body temperature. PerfecTemp is constructed with materials specifically designed to reduce the risk of pressure ulcer formation, which can cause complications.

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. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., Medline has more than 900 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 450 major hospitals and healthcare 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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