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Doug Golwas

Doug Golwas

Senior vice president, corporate sales, Medline

Doug Golwas has over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing and business development leadership. His experience has been focused on medical product development, sales and supply chain. In his current role, Golwas is responsible for overall leadership of corporate sales at Medline. These responsibilities include Medline’s programs and services including financial offering and contracting, logistics solutions, and technology in support of med/surg distribution and supply chain to hospitals and IHNs. His experience with Medline includes work with GPOs, aggregation groups and major IHNs. He most recently led the company’s ambulatory surgery center division. He received his Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University and holds an MBA from the University of Dallas.

How A Cohesive Supply Chain Can Drive Better Healthcare Business

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Healthcare providers are challenged today with their patient population moving outside the walls of the hospital. Treating patients across the continuum includes the ability to serve them in physician offices, surgery centers, acute settings, long term care and in the patient’s home. A recent Ernst & Young survey of 700 qualified healthcare professionals identified the escalating cost of care delivery, driven … Read More

Two Partnerships Expand Savings Across the Care Continuum

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According to the CMS, healthcare spending in the United Stated is projected to grow at an average rate of 5.8 percent per year. However, increasing regulation and pressure on providers to reduce operating costs while enhance patient outcomes have forced providers to truly examine supply chain costs. As a result, they are depending on vendor partnerships to help them implement … Read More

Understanding Purchasing Decisions to Reduce Supply Chain Costs

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Studies have shown that supply chain represents 40 to 50 percent of a hospital’s operating expensive. Proper management and control of purchasing can often help healthcare organizations reduce supply chain costs. To help enhance operational efficiencies at its facility, SBH Health System recently awarded Medline a three-year, $40 million prime vendor agreement. SBH is home to St. Barnabas Hospital, a … Read More

What to Consider When Awarding Medical Prime Vendor Contracts

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Healthcare supply chain is no longer a simple transaction. Healthcare organizations must have strategic systems in place to help control and manage cost. For David Mimms, the director of supply chain and logistical services at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, “it’s important that we align ourselves with vendors who can deliver quality products, as well as clinical and supply chain solutions to help … Read More

New Distribution Agreement Between Medline and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to Enhance Cost Savings

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According to the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management, medical supplies are expected to eclipse labor as the biggest expense for hospitals by the year 2020. As a result, hospitals are seeking partners like Medline who are dedicated to delivering quality products and solutions that drive positive patient outcomes and improve operational efficiencies. To help streamline supply chain operations … Read More