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Medline Awarded Exclusive Distribution of OxyMask™ by Southmedic Inc.

Respiratory division continues to expand portfolio to meet growing patient needs

By Medline Newsroom Staff | January 21, 2019

An exclusive distribution agreement between Medline’s Respiratory Division and Southmedic is now making it possible for clinicians to access the latest breakthrough in advanced oxygen delivery technology in the OxyMask™ portfolio. The agreement gives customers across the continuum of care even greater access to high quality products that are designed with fit, function and compliance in mind.

“As we help healthcare providers focus on clinical and financial success, we look for partners that share our vision of clinically differentiated products,” says Tim Finnigan, respiratory division president, Medline. “We’re excited to work with Southmedic to give our customers an innovative product that also enhances their patient experience.”

“Southmedic Inc. is extremely pleased with our Medline partnership because it will significantly enhance the support of customer’s OxyMask clinical and operational needs,” said Steve McCann, executive vice president, Southmedic. “Medline’s extensive organization and expertise across the U.S. healthcare spectrum provides a valuable conduit for a continuum of patient care for Oxymask™ and Medline complementary products.”

Differentiated Design

The OxyMask’s revolutionary open design provides a cost effective solution for patients whose oxygen requirements may vary throughout their hospital stay. It reduces the risk and dangers associated with aspiration or rebreathing CO2. Patients appreciate that it reduces feelings of claustrophobia, and families appreciate that it allows unrestricted communication. The possibility of skin breakdown is reduced because it sits lightly on the face, and it aids in the compliance of prescribed oxygen therapy by reducing interruptions.

The agreement also grants non-exclusive access to Southmedic’s OxyMask ™ EtCO2 portfolio.

For more information, please reach out to your local Medline representative, or call Medline customer service at 1-800-643-5463. Learn more about Medline respiratory solutions at

About Medline

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 strategically supports nearly a third of the largest healthcare systems in the United States as an exclusive prime vendor and has experienced year-over-year distribution growth for more than a decade. Customers across the continuum of care have access to 550,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,600 dedicated sales representatives. Learn more about Medline at

About Southmedic

Southmedic is a privately owned corporation established in 1983 to provide innovative healthcare products that improve the quality of care with better patient outcomes. The organization is a Platinum member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Our R&D team have innovated proprietary anesthetic and respiratory products, such as patented OxyMask™ sold globally. “At Southmedic our passionate team challenges traditional thinking by providing innovative solutions that improve healthcare globally. We proudly operate in a way that is customer focused, transparent, and provide quality products that our customers can trust and depend on” Lee McDonald, Founder and CEO. For more information on Southmedic Inc., go to


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