Innovative Health Deepens Relationship with Medline ReNewal to Unlock Savings Potential
Single-use reprocessing plays a crucial in role in helping hospitals achieve the triple aim of increasing quality, reducing costs and improving patient care
By Medline Newsroom Staff | September 17, 2018
Innovative Health and Medline ReNewal announced today that they have entered into a five-year agreement to continue their collaboration on a single-use device reprocessing program for hospitals. The joint reprocessing initiative aims at improving the performance of medical device reprocessing programs, which often do not provide the optimal savings results for the hospital.
Both Medline ReNewal and Innovative Health have a strong focus on providing value to hospitals. Medline’s commitment to high quality products and valuable clinical solutions that improve quality and effectiveness matches Innovative Health’s commitment to taking reprocessing to the next level by focusing on device categories that carry the largest savings potential for the hospital. The collaboration is grounded in driving hospital savings through results and program efficiency, not being an adjunct activity. Rick Ferreira, CEO at Innovative Health says, “Hospitals really need us to shake up their reprocessing programs, which have suffered in recent years, so they can maximize their savings. With Medline ReNewal, we have the partner we need to make that happen.”
Together, Medline ReNewal and Innovative Health have a portfolio of medical device reprocessing clearances that matches the best in the industry – and that portfolio is growing. While Medline ReNewal specializes in the Medical/Surgical space, Innovative Health brings Cardiology/Electrophysiology devices to the partnership. The combined solution is managed as a single program, so hospitals do not have to deal with two different suppliers.
Medline ReNewal President Frank Czajka says, “Medline is laser focused on providing high quality medical products with superior value to healthcare providers and end users. With reprocessing representing the largest savings opportunity for a facility, it frees up more time and dollars to invest in technologies and staff to deliver the best patient care possible.”
Medline ReNewal and Innovative Health have already contracted with several large hospital systems and actively grow their reprocessing results.
Learn more about how Medline ReNewal can deliver quality, support and savings through medical device reprocessing at www.medline.com/pages/renewal-reprocessing/. For Innovative Health’s Cardiology reprocessing program, go to innovative-health.com.
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 550,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,600 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on its social media channels.
About Innovative Health
Innovative Health is a medical device reprocessing company focused exclusively on Cardiology/Electrophysiology devices. The company was founded by industry pioneers to launch next generation reprocessing solutions focused on R&D and program management. Founded in 2015, the company already works with 1 in 4 of the US News & World Report’s top US hospitals.