Northfield, Ill. July 9, 2018 – Medline today announced that the company has received UnitedHealthcare’s lifetime Well Deserved Leadership Award for its innovation, thought leadership and sustained results in helping employees improve their health. This is the top honor for companies receiving UnitedHealthcare’s annual “Well Deserved” award.

Every year, UnitedHealthcare recognizes companies for their commitment to creating a healthier culture by offering a variety of workplace well-being programs. This is the third year Medline has received the Well Deserved award.

Medline has received the top honor from UnitedHealthcare for its dedication of creating a healthier workplace.

“Our company’s mission to improve the quality of people’s lives extends down to our employees. Corporate well-being is an opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle, but it also helps enhance employee engagement and positions Medline as an employer of choice in the communities we work in,” says Karen Ferraro, chief human resources officer, Medline.

Medline’s well-being program includes the following initiatives:

  • Free, on-site biometric screenings, flu shots and mammograms
  • Subsidized cafeterias with color-coded nutrition information and fresh produce available to employees free of charge weekly
  • Free, on-site fitness centers and outdoor walking path around its Northfield campus
  • A robust ergonomic program with sit-stand desks for every employee at the company’s Northfield campus
  • Free, employee-run raised bed community garden

Additionally, Medline hosted a 12-week HealthyWage weight-loss challenge in 2017 that garnered over 600 participants, including company employees, family and friends and resulted in more than 5,000 pounds lost. More than $18,000 in prizes were awarded.

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About Medline

Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the health care 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 or to connect with Medline on its social media channels. 

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