SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc.

June 26, 2013 13:35 ET

National Surgical Hospitals Selects Medline as Distribution Partner

Medline Offers Savings and Distribution Efficiencies to NSH's 20 Surgery Centers and Surgical Hospitals Nationwide

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwired - June 26, 2013) - National Surgical Hospitals (NSH), an owner, operator and developer of surgical hospitals and surgery centers in partnership with local physicians, selected Medline Industries, Inc. as its primary distribution partner for medical and surgical supplies. The three-year agreement for distribution services is expected to achieve significant savings for NSH through reduced medical supply costs and distribution efficiencies over the term of the agreement. 

Medline will provide its broad array of national brand medical and surgical products directly to NSH's nationwide network of ambulatory surgical centers and surgical hospitals from its 37 distribution centers strategically located throughout the country. The agreement is expected to generate approximately $60 million in sales of medical and surgical supplies through Medline over the course of the deal.

"We selected Medline as our distribution partner because of their ability to provide distribution and valuable cost management services to our entire network," said Donna Worsham, senior vice president, operations for NSH. "Through their self-manufactured products and distribution efficiencies, Medline is helping to drive down costs and improve our services, which will ultimately enhance our quality of care."

About National Surgical Hospitals

Based in Chicago, NSH is the innovative healthcare partner that empowers physicians to thrive in a changing marketplace. NSH owns and operates 14 surgical hospitals and six ambulatory surgery centers, specializing in orthopedic surgery, spine and back, pain management, and neurosurgery. For information about NSH, visit the company's website at

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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