SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc.

April 19, 2011 09:58 ET

Medline Industries, Inc. Signs $250 Million Prime Vendor Distribution Agreement With Surgical Care Affiliates

Reduced Costs, High Value and Customer Service Level Drive Choice of Medline

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies, announced today the signing of a five-year prime vendor agreement for distribution services with Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), one of the country's largest providers of specialty surgical services.

SCA operates a national network of 125 ambulatory surgical centers and surgical hospitals. Medline is expected to generate $250 million in medical and surgical product sales from the partnership over the term of the agreement.

"Medline won our business because it helps us provide better, more efficient service to our physicians and patients," said Chris Klassen, vice president of Supply Chain for SCA.

Medline will provide full distribution services to SCA's facilities and drive cost savings through operational efficiencies and cost reductions throughout the distribution channel and from Medline brand product purchases. Medline will distribute products directly to SCA facilities from Medline's 32 distribution centers located throughout the country.

About Surgical Care Affiliates
SCA's mission is to care for our patients, serve our physicians, and improve healthcare in America. SCA operates 125 ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 2,000 physicians and 20 not-for-profit health systems across the country. SCA's clinical systems, efficiency programs, benchmarking process, and training programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities -- clinically, operationally, and financially.

About Medline Industries, Inc.
Medline, the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies. Headquartered in Mundelein, IL, Medline has more than 1,100 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.

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