Northfield, Ill., January 31, 2024 – Medline – a leading manufacturer and supplier of medical supplies and solutions – has announced the signing of a five-year primary supplier vendor agreement with St. Luke’s, headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota.
As St. Luke’s primary supplier, Medline will provide its extensive portfolio of supplies and solutions to the St. Luke’s acute and physician office locations — including two hospitals, 3 regional centers, 40 primary and specialty clinics and three surgery centers — in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.
Through this partnership, St. Luke’s will have the ability to monitor key metrics more easily, including item utilization, contract compliance, price accuracy and spend by product categories through advanced analytics platforms from Medline.
“An essential part of continuously improving patient outcomes is reducing variation and increasing standardization in the cycle of care,” said Andrea Scofield, Director of Materials Management at St. Luke’s. “Our partnership with Medline allows us to tap more deeply into its supply chain capabilities and expertise across the continuum of care to find new ways to deliver quality care to our community.”
“The Medline team understands the goals St. Luke’s supply chain envisions in its future and we are able to utilize our supply chain optimization offerings to help St. Luke’s achieve those goals,” said Megan Schwellenbach, Vice President Corporate Sales at Medline. “We look forward to a creative and successful partnership supporting St. Luke’s Health System and all communities they serve.”
Learn how Medline tailors solutions across the entire continuum of care as a manufacturer and distributor by visiting https://www.medline.com/pages/supply-chain.