Medline Secures Exclusive Distribution Partnership with OSF HealthCare in $250 Million Prime Vendor Deal

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OSF HealthCare, an integrated health system based in Peoria, Ill. serving patients throughout the state of Illinois and Michigan, recently selected Medline as its exclusive distribution partner as part of a $250 million prime vendor agreement. OSF HealthCare’s extensive network consists of 11 acute care facilities and two colleges of nursing. It also has a primary care physician network consisting … Read More

Amerinet Member Hospitals to Receive Negotiated Pricing

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St. Louis-based Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions organization, announces a new agreement for adult incontinence products with Medline. Through this agreement, Amerinet member hospitals will receive negotiated pricing on Medline’s incontinence products, including the FitRight® line of protective underwear, briefs and guards. Medline is committed to offering a wide range of products made in the U.S. that promote … Read More

Connecting Acute Care with Post-Acute Care

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Ever wonder what would be the biggest cost reduction for your hospital? Doesn’t everyone! In a recent survey by the American Society for Quality (ASM™), results showed that reducing readmission rates would have the most significant impact on reducing U.S. healthcare costs.1 Data also supports that there has been a slight downward trend in readmissions: 18.4% in 2012 as compared … Read More

Streamlining Perioperative Supply Management

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Health care is a constantly-evolving industry, now more than ever. Keeping up with changes to surgical procedure practices and surgeon-specific preference is a challenge for any hospital, particularly when the result is additional costs and time spent on surgical case set up, case pick and perioperative supply management. Hunt Regional Healthcare has used its strong culture of Lean to create … Read More