Higher Education Cooperative Recognizes Medline As 2017 New Partner of the Year
By Medline Newsroom Staff | April 28, 2017
E&I Cooperative Services awarded Medline as the 2017 New Partner of the Year. Since 2015, Medline and E&I have partnered to provide competitive pricing, fast delivery and a range of ordering operations to help standardize purchases for those in the education market. This includes schools of medicine, dentistry and nursing, as well as clinics and wellness centers.
Colleges and universities continue to deal with strict budgets. The award recognizes Medline for its extraordinary customer service, proactive approach to promoting the distribution contract within the education marketplace, and the company’s dedication to establishing a successful collaboration with E&I.
“We are honored to receive this recognition. Our partnership with E&I has created exciting opportunities to reach healthcare workers at the learning and research stages. We are focused on being a strategic supply chain partner to help streamline their purchasing decisions while providing high-quality customer service to ensure customer get their products where and when they need them,” says John Ahearn, senior vice president of research and education at Medline.
“As a true standout among our business partners, Medline has consistently demonstrated many of the attributes so vital to serving our membership,” said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO, E&I Cooperative Services. “This award recognizes Medline’s extraordinary commitment to our contract and dedication to the education marketplace. We’re proud to enjoy a strong and growing partnership and look forward to many years of building upon this success.”
Last year, E&I reported it delivered over $200 million in savings for it’s more than 4600 members.