SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc.

April 14, 2011 16:58 ET

Nine Healthcare Companies Receive Medline Distribution Supplier Recognition Award

Award Recognizes Collaboration, Outstanding Operational and Sales Performance

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies, today announced the winners of its 2010 Distribution Suppliers Recognition Awards. Selected by a panel of executives from Medline's Distributed Products division, the Distribution Supplier Recognition Awards were given to nine Medline partners who not only demonstrated outstanding performance in sales and operations, but have collaborated as a true partner in Medline's initiatives and in achieving mutual goals.

The following companies were honored at Medline's 2011 National Meeting and Sales Conference in Chicago, Ill.:

  • Operational Excellence Award: Seven companies -- 3M Healthcare, B. Braun, Centurion Medical Supply, Conmed Corporation, Covidien, DJO and Smith & Nephew -- were honored this year for excellence in operational support and supply chain performance.

  • Platinum Supplier of the Year: Covidien was honored as the Platinum partner who demonstrated a strong commitment to sales and marketing, as well as operational and supply chain excellence.

  • Sales Merit Award:Becton Dickinson and Nurse Assist were both recognized for showing outstanding sales growth over the prior year while maintaining key economic initiatives.

"Medline is proud to recognize these nine partners for their outstanding performance," said Billy Abrams, president, distributed products. "We thank all our partners for their contributions and congratulate our award-winning partners for their ongoing leadership."

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, 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.

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 50 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide, as well as an expanding, dedicated transportation fleet with over 200 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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