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MUNDELEIN, Ill. -- Woman's Hospital of Baton Rouge, La. and Medline Industries, Inc. have signed a major multi-year cost-management agreement in which Medline will save the facility approximately $750,000 over the life of the agreement. The three-year agreement is worth more than $15 million in medical and surgical products.
The agreement will focus on driving savings from the 225-bed facility,
one of the top hospitals in the country for women's and infant's medical
services, on a multitude of medical and surgical products and services,
including distribution of Medline and non-Medline brand products. A key
part of the partnership is Medline's custom procedure trays and unitized
delivery system called Complete Delivery System. A custom procedure
tray is comprised of disposable medical components for a single surgical
procedure all contained in one convenient kit. The agreement includes
Medline providing surgical specialty packs for general surgery,
cardiovascular and orthopedic, among others.
Medline's Complete Delivery System (CDS) is a
procedure-based supply management system, which combines all sterile and
non-sterile perioperative supplies required for a specific procedure and
puts them in one container. With all the products in one container, a
CDS saves hospitals time in setting up surgical procedures,
standardizing products and reducing costs per procedure.
Additional highlights of the agreement include:
-- Savings by converting to Medline manufactured products
delivered direct to the facilities.
-- Savings on distribution of non-Medline products through lower
fees and more efficient processes.
-- Savings and efficiencies through product standardization and
utilization efforts in collaboration with Medline's product specialists
and on-staff clinical team.
-- Offering Woman's Hospital the option of utilizing Medline's
ACCESS consignment program. The ACCESS program enables Woman's Hospital
to maintain the items on its storeroom shelves but not have to pay for
them until they are used
Medline will also offer comprehensive product utilization and
education programs to help the facility control costs and achieve
maximum efficiency. Medline has an extensive clinical team and
educational programs in conjunction with its corporate programs.
Medline is ISO 13485 registered and FDA QSR compliant, the most
stringent international standards for producing quality products. As a
leading supplier of quality products, Medline is asked to serve on major
industry quality committees to develop guidelines and standards for
medical product use. Some of these organizations include the FDA
Midwest Steering Committee, AAMI Sterilization and Packaging Committee
and the various ASTM committees.
In 1968, Woman's Hospital opened its doors, becoming one of the first
women's specialty hospitals in the nation. Today, Woman's Hospital
delivers more than 7,500 babies each year making it the 16th largest
delivery service in the country and the largest in Louisiana. In
addition, the hospital performs more than 7,000 surgeries, 45,000
mammograms, and 80,000 Pap tests on an annual basis.
Medline is the largest privately held national manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies in the United States. The company has more than 700 dedicated sales representatives
nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management
services. Medline distributes over 100,000 products to hospitals,
extended care facilities, surgery centers, hospital laundries, home care
dealers and agencies and other alternate site markets from its 29
distribution centers in the U.S. With seven manufacturing facilities in
North America, Medline manufactures many of the products it sells.