SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

June 20, 2013 10:20 ET

Medline Receives National Premier Healthcare Alliance Award for Operational Excellence

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwired - June 20, 2013) -  Medline Industries, Inc. today announced that it is a winner of the eighth annual Performance Award, presented by the Premier healthcare alliance.

Premier, a provider-owned performance improvement alliance of 2,800 hospitals and nearly 100,000 other care sites, contracts with more than 1,000 suppliers. Medline is one of 29 suppliers to receive the Performance Award this year. Winners are recognized for their outstanding management of Premier agreements and drive toward the mutual goal of providing clinical and financial value to Premier alliance members.

"We're proud to receive the Premier Performance Award and be recognized for providing outstanding value to Premier alliance members," said Mark Parry, vice president of national accounts for Medline. "We look forward to continuing our long partnership with Premier to provide innovative products and programs to enhance patient care." 

Parry accepted the award at Premier's 2013 annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio. The award ceremony was held at the Henry B.Gonzalez Convention Center on Wednesday, June 12.

"As providers continue efforts to drive toward value-based care, Medline has been supporting Premier alliance members with high-quality, cost-effective products and services," said Durral R. Gilbert, president of supply chain services, Premier. "We're proud to recognize them as a top performing organization."

Premier's Performance Award applauds the efforts of contracted suppliers to meet and exceed operational expectations. In selecting recipients, performance data is collected and scored over four successive calendar quarters.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is the nation's largest performance improvement alliance, consisting of more than 2,800 U.S.hospitals and nearly 100,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network with more than $5 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 patient discharges. A world leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has the largest performance improvement collaboratives in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Medline

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care and surgical products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care agencies and providers, and retailers. Recently named one of the nation's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work for," 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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