Cardinal Health Builds New Distribution Center to Support Chesapeake Region


McGAW PARK, Ill. -- Cardinal Health, Inc., a leading provider of products and services supporting the healthcare industry, announced today it is building a 350,000- square-foot distribution center to support more than 300 healthcare providers in the greater Chesapeake region, including Maryland, Va., Washington, D.C. and southern central Pennsylvania. This facility, which will serve as a regional center for the distribution of medical, surgical and laboratory supplies, is expected to be operational later this year.

Cardinal Health is the one of the country's largest distributors of medical, surgical and laboratory products and services. The company has 49 medical, surgical and laboratory distribution facilities across the country.

"The new distribution center will bring our nearby operations together into a single, automated center, which will enhance our ability to service customers in greater Chesapeake, an area of tremendous growth for us," said Tom Burke, president of Cardinal Health's Northeast Region. "We chose this particular location because of its proximity to both our customer base and employees."

The 350,000-square-foot distribution facility will feature an automated tote storage and retrieval system. This advanced technology assures the highest levels of throughput, picking accuracy and order completion providing customers greater consistency, reliability and fill rates. There is additional room for future expansion. Through the use of technology and automation, the facility will be very flexible and capable of supporting customers that require small unit orders, such as ambulatory care facilities and customers who receive products on a just in time basis.

Cardinal Health is a leading provider of healthcare distribution and integrated supply chain services. With an in-depth understanding of clinical, financial and logistical needs, Cardinal Health professionals draw from an array of products and services to customize solutions that enable customers to achieve measurable and sustainable results that help balance cost and quality.

Source: Cardinal Health

Related Videos
Picture at AORN’s International Surgical Conference & Expo 2024
Rare Disease Month: An Infection Control Today® and Contagion® collaboration.
Infection Control Today Topic of the Month: Mental Health
Lucy S. Witt, MD, investigates hospital bed's role in C difficile transmission, emphasizing room interactions and infection prevention
Shelley Summerlin-Long, MPH, MSW, BSN, RN, senior quality improvement leader, infection prevention, UNC Medical Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
An eye instrument holding an intraocular lens for cataract surgery. How to clean and sterilize it appropriately?   (Adobe Stock 417326809By Mohammed)
Christopher Reid, PhD  (Photo courtesy of Christopher Reid, PhD)
Paper with words antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and glasses.   (Adobe Stock 126570978 by Vitalii Vodolazskyi)
Association for the Health Care Environment (Logo used with permission)
Related Content