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OU Medicine Selects Medline as Exclusive Distributor for Medical Products

New partnership to enhance supply chain strategy and outcomes

By Medline Newsroom Staff | December 8, 2020

Medline today announced a $235 million prime vendor partnership with OU Medicine Inc., a leading regional health provider in Oklahoma.

As part of the agreement, Medline will assume full, lowest unit of measure distribution service to OU Medicine’s acute care hospitals. This includes Oklahoma City Adult and Pediatric Hospitals and OU Health Edmond Medical Center.

“Medline and OU Medicine engaged over a multi-year process to customize a distribution program designed to enhance OU Medicine’s supply chain. We worked together through multiple challenges, including the enterprise resource planning transition and COVID-19 pandemic that ultimately strengthened the collective relationship. Medline is extremely excited to partner with OU Medicine,” said Marc Phillips, senior vice president at Medline.

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