HEALTH CARE COMPANIES RECEIVE MEDLINE DISTRIBUTION SUPPLIER RECOGNITION AWARDS

Awards recognize collaboration, outstanding operational and sales performance

MUNDELEIN, Ill., April 11, 2013 — Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care supplies, today announced the winners of its 2012 Distribution Supplier Recognition Awards. These annual awards were given to 16 Medline supply partners who demonstrated outstanding performance in sales and operations and collaborated with Medline to provide exceptional value and service to the thousands of leading health care facilities who chose Medline for their medical and surgical supplies.

The following companies were honored at Medline's 2013 National Sales Meeting held this week in Chicago:

  • Platinum Vendor of the Year :  Midmark Corporation was honored as the Platinum Vendor of the Year for demonstrating a strong commitment to sales and marketing, as well as operational and supply chain excellence.
  • Operational Excellence Award :  12 companies – 3M Healthcare, CR Bard – Davol Division, Centurion Medical Products, ConMed, Dale Medical, Edwards Lifesciences, J.T. Posey, Kimberly Clark, Covidien Respiratory & Monitoring Solutions, Masimo Corporation, Precision Dynamics and Smith & Nephew – were honored this year for excellence in operational support and supply chain performance.
  • Sales Merit Award :  CareFusion and Georgia Pacific were both recognized for showing outstanding sales growth over the prior year while maintaining key economic initiatives.
  • Rising Star :  Alpha Pro Tech, Inc. was recognized for achieving high level operational and sales growth excellence as a newer company in Medline’s supplier partner portfolio.

"Medline is proud to recognize these 16 partners for their outstanding performance," said Bill Abrams, president, distributed products division for Medline.  "We thank all our partners for their contributions to helping bring value and efficiency to the health care industry."

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 providers and agencies, 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.

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 health care 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, enhanced reporting capabilities and on-staff clinical support.

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John Marks, (847) 643-3309                      

jmarks@medline.com

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