MERIDIAN SURGICAL PARTNERS SELECTS MEDLINE AS DISTRIBUTION PARTNERMedline Offers Savings and Distribution Efficiencies to Meridian’s 14 ASCs
MUNDELEIN, Ill., Aug. 12, 2013 — Meridian Surgical Partners , a Brentwood, Tenn.-based company specializing in acquisition, development and management of multi-specialty and spine-driven ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), has selected Medline Industries, Inc . as its primary distribution partner for medical and surgical supplies. The three-year agreement for distribution services is expected to provide significant savings to Meridian’s facilities through reduced medical supply costs and distribution efficiencies over the term of the agreement.
Medline, with 37 distribution centers strategically located throughout the country, will provide its broad array of company brand and other national brand medical and surgical products directly to Meridian’s 14 ASCs. The agreement is expected to generate approximately $9 million in sales of medical and surgical supplies through Medline over the course of the deal.
“Medline’s extensive distribution capabilities and quality self-manufactured products will help us to reduce our overall costs and at the same time improve service to our national network of facilities,” said John C. Wilson, Jr., chief financial officer at Meridian Surgical Partners.
About Meridian Surgical Partners
Meridian Surgical Partners specializes in acquisition, development and management of multi-specialty and spine-driven ASCs. The company was formed by three veterans of the healthcare industry, who have brought together a powerful combination of business acumen, physician relationships, and clinical expertise, to deliver a superior kind of ASC company. For information about Meridian, visit the company's website at http://www.meridiansurgicalpartners.com/
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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