Ann Fahey-Widman, APR
Vice President, Corporate Communications
SCA operates a national network of 125 ambulatory surgical centers and surgical hospitals. Medline is expected to generate $250 million in medical and surgical product sales from the partnership over the term of the agreement.
"Medline won our business because it helps us provide better, more efficient service to our physicians and patients," said Chris Klassen, vice president of Supply Chain for SCA.
Medline will provide full distribution services to SCA's facilities and drive cost savings through operational efficiencies and cost reductions throughout the distribution channel and from Medline brand product purchases. Medline will distribute products directly to SCA facilities from Medline's 32 distribution centers located throughout the country.
About Surgical Care Affiliates
SCA's mission is to care for our patients, serve our physicians, and improve healthcare in America. SCA operates 125 ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 2,000 physicians and 20 not-for-profit health systems across the country. SCA's clinical systems, efficiency programs, benchmarking process, and training programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities – clinically, operationally, and financially.
As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care and surgical products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care providers and agencies, and retailers. Recently named one of the nation’s "Best and Brightest Companies to Work for,” Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.
Over the past five years, Medline has been the fastest-growing distributor of medical and surgical supplies in the U.S., serving as the primary distributor to over 450 major hospitals and healthcare systems. As a leading distributor, Medline offers a comprehensive array of consulting and management services encompassing the supply chain and logistics, utilization and standardization, business tools and enhanced reporting capabilities and on-staff clinicians.
Medline has a growing network of 50 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide, as well as an expanding, dedicated transportation fleet with over 200 vehicles in a variety of sizes to fit customers' specific delivery needs. The fleet is equipped with the latest navigation devices for enhanced order tracking and communication.