In an otherwise flat general anesthesia market, Medline recently catapulted to market leader status in general anesthesia. The company captured the lead position at a time when many general anesthesia offerings have become commoditized.
“The remarkable growth of our anesthesia business can be attributed to Medline’s vertical integration, distribution capabilities and commitment to service,” says Tim Finnigan, President of Medline’s Anesthesia Division. “As healthcare organizations face mounting pressure to find new efficiencies, we are working hand in hand with our partners to enable them to overcome these challenges so they can focus on their number one priority: patient care.”
Standardized kits drive growth
One of the key drivers of growth is the company’s standardized kits, tailored specifically to the needs of anesthesiologists. When hospitals worked with Medline in a series of case studies to consolidate their supplies into standardized kits, procedure setup time fell by an average of 54% and workers saved more than 800 hours of supply picking time annually.
“We want to give anesthesiologists the power of choice and ensure each procedure is accompanied by the specific tools they desire to provide the best possible care,” said Rich LeVeque, Director of General Anesthesia at Medline. “Medline’s Customizable Anesthesia Kits not only let the physicians select their tools, they reduce room turnover time and touchpoints while also assisting end-users in reducing waste.”