SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc.

May 24, 2011 16:00 ET

Medline Ships Critical Medical Supplies to Landmark Hospital to Support Joplin, Missouri Tornado Relief Effort

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - With the southwestern Missouri city of Joplin now only beginning to recover from a massive tornado that tore through the town Sunday, Medline Industries, Inc. today announced that it is sending emergency medical supplies to serve patients in the area. The tornado damaged or destroyed about 30 percent of the southwest Missouri town.

"Pallets of medical supplies and bottled water are en route from our Kansas City distribution center to Landmark Hospital of Joplin," said Scott C. Barbour, Senior Director of Operations at the Kansas City distribution center. "Once we arrive we can assess further needs and help facilitate further action on our part."

Based on years of experience working with customers before, during and after catastrophic events, Medline created a Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan focused on stabilizing crisis medical situations following an emergency or disaster. Medline deploys extensive resources, including its MedTrans private truck fleet and its unique inventory management system that can be used to redirect more than $5 million of medical products into a targeted area quickly.

About Medline
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, physician offices and home care dealers. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., Medline has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.

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