Our roots date back to 1910 when A.L. Mills founded a Chicago garment factory that made aprons for the stock yards. Nuns working as seamstresses at a nearby hospital approached A.L. about making the hospital’s garments, such as surgeon’s gowns and nursing uniforms, so they could spend their time caring for patients.
When A.L.’s son, Irving, took over the garment business in 1930, World War II created an unprecedented demand for medical supplies. He started distributing general medical supplies in addition to the garments, and the Mills Hospital Supply company was born.
Fast forward to today. Medline Industries, Inc. stands as a fourth generation, family-owned company offering over 550,000 medical products and clinical solutions to healthcare facilities around the world. With 26,000 plus employees and more than $13.9 billion in sales, we are the fastest-growing and hardest working medical supply company today.
We have successfully responded to the changing needs of this highly complex industry. And, we have remained dedicated to delivering the best quality products, services and clinical programs at a value, helping to make healthcare affordable for all.