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Medline Named a 2017 Chicago Tribune Top Workplace for the Seventh Year

Global medical supplier honored for company alignment, execution and leadership

By Mark Polisky | November 10, 2017

Medline, a global medical supplier that serves the continuum of care, has been named to the Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces list.

The top 100 companies in the Chicagoland area on this year’s list were determined solely by employee surveys administered by Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), and measured key qualities such as company alignment, execution and leadership. This is the seventh year Medline has received the recognition.

“We strive to create a work environment that promotes innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset and offers opportunities for employees to grow their career within the company,” says Karen Ferraro, chief human resources officer, Medline. “All across the world, Medline plays a strategic role in helping healthcare systems improve patient outcomes and reduce costs with innovative solutions. We could not do what we do without the dedication of our employees. Their efforts have driven our growth and success over the past 50 years.”

Medline recently moved its corporate headquarters to a newly-renovated campus in Northfield, Ill. Set on 70-acres, the building features advanced technologies to enhance meetings and encourage collaboration, and lifestyle amenities such as a fitness center, basketball court, walking trails and a cafeteria with healthy food options.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.”

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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 offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,400 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care.  For more information on Medline, go to or to connect with Medline on its social media channels.


Mark Polisky

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