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Sharp HealthCare signs medical-surgical distribution agreement with Medline

Published 28 May 2018

Medline has signed a new medical-surgical distribution agreement with Sharp HealthCare spanning four acute care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, 22 ambulatory medical centers, and five urgent care centers throughout San Diego County.

The new eight-year agreement, worth more than $75 million annually, will help Sharp drive savings and efficiencies throughout its entire continuum of care.

Medline market sales director Mark Lorman credits not only the implementation of Insight, a component of the company's MetrIQ™ Spend Management Program, but also Medline's proven distribution expertise and long-term strategic focus.

"Our skilled teams are eager and ready to begin delivering solutions that will help Sharp achieve their long-term supply chain logistics goals. Sharp's supply chain will gain efficiencies as a result of the synergy created by Medline's advanced technology and distribution acumen."

"This is a very exciting partnership," agrees Sharp HealthCare Chief Supply Chain Officer Kevin Thompson. "As a private company, Medline's leadership and staff have more time to spend directly engaging with their customers. We view Medline as a strategic partner, and Medline's on-site team will identify the path to make our supply chain as efficient as possible."

As both a medical supply manufacturer and distributor, Medline tailors solutions across the entire continuum of care. The agreement becomes effective June 2018.

Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success.

Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., the company offers 550,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,400 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. 

Source: Company Press Release