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Dedicated Service and Supply Chain Expertise Sparks Bassett Healthcare’s Return to Medline

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Medline awarded prime vendor partnership with Bassett Healthcare to enhance supply chain through data analytics and supply chain expertise.

Prime vendor relationship to deliver enhanced distribution service and significant savings to system hospitals across upstate New York

Northfield, Ill., Apr. 5, 2018 Medline today announced a strategic partnership with Bassett Healthcare to drive operational efficiency and savings. The company has a long-standing history with this integrated healthcare system and will now work with supply chain leadership to create an even more efficient patient-centered supply chain through data analytics and supply chain expertise.

As the system’s exclusive distributor in this three-year agreement, Medline will provide an extensive portfolio of essential medical supplies and solutions to help standardize clinical products and practice to five hospitals across upstate New York. The company will also provide a comprehensive program for the operating room to re-engineer the routine supply management processes. This will be accomplished by logistical redesigns, staff productivity improvement measures, improved inventory management and appropriate supply bundling analysis.

“Healthcare continues to grow and evolve. That’s why it was critical to find the right strategic partner who could listen to our challenges and work with us to develop meaningful solutions to ultimately enhance patient care,” says Tom Terry, senior director of network supply chain, Bassett Healthcare. “We found that partner in Medline and look forward to this renewed partnership.”

“Our teams are laser-focused on unlocking new ways to remove supply chain pain points,” says Keith White, senior vice president, sales, Medline. “By being vertically integrated and adaptable, Medline can drive operational excellence and efficiency across the system to ensure we are all working toward the same goals.”

Medline’s vertical business model as both a manufacturer and distributor allows the company to control quality and deliver cost savings to IDNs. Learn more at

About Medline

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 400,000+ 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.  For more information on Medline, go to or to connect with Medline on its social media channels.

2018-06-05T15:25:01+00:00 Newsroom|