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For 10th year, Chicago Tribune names Medline a 2020 Top Workplace

Company is one of 150 in Chicagoland to be honored based on employee survey feedback

By Medline Newsroom Staff | October 30, 2020

Medline today announced it has been named one of the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces in 2020. This is the 10th time the company has been honored by the Tribune within the past 11 years, an honor made more remarkable given the fact employee headcount has more than tripled in that timeframe.

The Chicago Tribune also gave a special award to Medline for confidence in its senior leadership in 2020, based on the feedback employees gave in a survey. Andy Mills accepted that recognition on behalf of Medline’s executive office.

“The success of Medline is due to our phenomenal employees and how well they work together. Their tireless work for healthcare customers, their creative ideas and result-oriented approach to work is at the heart of our growth as a company and as an employer in Chicagoland,” said Medline Chief Human Resources Officer Karen Ferraro. “It’s an honor to be recognized again this year.”

In total, 150 companies made it to the list. They were selected based on feedback employees gave in surveys administered by Energage, a leading provider of employee engagement tools. Operating on behalf of the Chicago Tribune, Energage surveyed employees at random to assess everything from work-life balance to company leadership, communication and career opportunities.

Nearly 3,000 Medline employees took part in the survey this year. Compared to the previous year, more employees indicated that Medline is moving in the right direction, is operating efficiently, encourages different viewpoints and operates by strong values.

Globally, the healthcare company employs more than 27,000 people, who work together to bring lifesaving medical supplies—including products critical to the fight against COVID-19—to health providers around the world.

“This year, we have all been impacted by the COVID pandemic. Since it began, all of our employees, from those in our manufacturing and distribution sites to those working from home, have been working around the clock to ensure essential products are available to our customers,” Ferraro said.

Medline helps those working from home be productive by reimbursing office supply purchases and enhancing virtual communication capabilities. It also protects the safety of on-site employees by providing facemasks and by promoting social distancing throughout its facilities.

In addition to supporting their physical well-being, Medline also supports employees’ mental health and well-being. On top of a wide range of health benefits, training and development opportunities and wellness programs, the company now offers free virtual meditation and fitness classes to all employees. The company also recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond in their role through the Jim Mills Excellence Awards, an annual awards program named after one of Medline’s late founders.

Visit the Chicago Tribune for more information on the Top Workplaces list.

Learn more about the benefits of working at Medline.


About Medline

Medline is a healthcare company: a manufacturer, distributor and solutions provider focused on improving the overall operating performance of healthcare. Medline works with both the country’s largest healthcare systems and independent facilities across the continuum of care to provide the clinical and supply chain resources required for long-term financial viability in delivering high quality care. With the size of one of the country’s largest companies and the agility of a family-owned business, Medline is able to invest in its customers for the long-term and rapidly respond with customized solutions. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., Medline has 27,000+ employees worldwide, a fleet of more than 1,000 trucks and does business in more than 90 countries. Learn more about Medline at


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