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 us increase efficiencies.”
In his previous roles at other Mississippi healthcare organizations, Medline served as the exclusive distributor to help achieve clinical and financial success. As a result of the company’s proven track record of delivering high quality products, industry knowledge and supply chain expertise, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, which offers several of the region’s most comprehensive clinical programs, recently signed a five-year prime vendor deal with the global medical supplies distributor and manufacturer.
As part of the agreement, Medline will provide the multi-specialty complex with a robust portfolio of essential medical supplies and solutions to better position the system to enhance patient outcomes and streamline costs. Additionally, to provide a better understanding on total spend per month by facility, department and product category, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport will utilize Medline’s online reporting tool called Medline INSIGHT.
Licensed for 445-beds, including an inpatient rehabilitation unit, a behavioral health facility, satellite outpatient diagnostic and rehabilitation centers and more than 95 Memorial Physician Clinics, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport offers several of the region’s most comprehensive clinical programs, such as emergency medicine; women and children services; orthopedic services; medical rehabilitation; cardiovascular services; neurosciences and oncology. Additionally, Memorial provides medical specialties unique to the coast: pediatric subspecialties, Neonatal ICU, state-designated Level II Trauma Center, and Mississippi’s first nationally certified Primary Stroke Center. Memorial offers three-dimensional imaging, electronic medical records and advanced surgical techniques, including CyberKnife® and the da Vinci® Si HD™ Robotic Assisted Specialty Surgery System.
“We are confident that Medline’s dedication to helping us manage the increasing complexities of supply chain requirements will lead to a long-standing, prime vendor partnership.”
Learn more about Medline’s prime vendor program at https://www.medline.com/supply-solutions/hospital-idn/prime-vendor-program-review/.
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