Maxxim Medical Awarded Contract Extension by Johns Hopkins Health System

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Maxxim Medical, a major manufacturer and assembler of specialty medical and surgical products, has been awarded an extension of its current custom procedure tray and non-woven drape and gown contract by The Johns Hopkins Health System.

"We appreciate having this opportunity to continue to work with Johns Hopkins," says Ron Evans, Maxxim's executive vice president of corporate development. "We believe the relationship has been successful for both parties, due primarily to our mutual willingness to establish a working agenda with specific targeted areas of opportunity and the commitment to execute initiatives that result in efficiency gains and cost improvement."

Johns Hopkins is one of the world's premier centers for scholarship, research and patient care. The university and The Johns Hopkins Health System are separate, but closely allied, institutions. Founded in Baltimore, the health system now reaches across the Baltimore/Washington area, with additional facilities in China, Italy and Singapore and partnerships around the world. The university comprises eight schools, a research and development division called the Applied Physics Laboratory and a number of institutes and centers. The Health System, which has its origins in the founding of the world-famous Johns Hopkins Hospital, now comprises three hospitals, as well as other elements of an integrated system, from a community physicians group to home care. Johns Hopkins Medicine, established in 1995 to unite Hopkins' biomedical research, clinical, teaching and business enterprises, brings together The Johns Hopkins University of School of Medicine and its faculty with the facilities and programs of The Johns Hopkins Health System. The $2.7 billion enterprise is one of the largest employers in Maryland. Its components consistently are named at the top of national rankings for best hospital and best school of medicine, and its faculty consistently wins the largest share of NIH research funds. Results of this research continue to advance efforts to diagnose, treat and prevent many diseases.

Based in Clearwater, Fla., Maxxim Medical is a major diversified manufacturer, assembler and marketer of specialty medical and surgical products including custom and standard procedure trays, single use drapes and gowns, medical and surgical gloves, vascular access and critical care products. Selling primarily to acute-care hospitals, surgery centers and alternate care facilities, Maxxim has four plants in the United States and one in the Dominican Republic.

Source: Maxxim Medical