Northfield, Ill., December 6, 2023 – Building on their longstanding relationship, PeaceHealth recently awarded Medline both its physician office and post-acute care prime vendor agreements. A nationally-recognized health system based in Vancouver, Washington, PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 care providers, a medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest.
Through the agreements, Medline provides an extensive portfolio of medical surgical supplies, equipment and devices to over 400 PeaceHealth clinics – physician office, ambulatory care, community health and home and hospice care — in Oregon and Washington, with expansion plans for Alaska. Medline resources also help enable PeaceHealth to more easily monitor key metrics, such as item utilization, contract compliance, price accuracy and spend by product categories for these divisions.
“From remote areas in Alaska to urban centers in Oregon, PeaceHealth cares for everyone,” said Craig Cottrell, director of field sales programs at Medline, “And it’s a privilege to be a strategic partner with an organization that so clearly operates within a healing mission that drives all that they are and all that they do.”
PeaceHealth care sites and services continue to evolve with the needs of the community. The health system cites Medline distribution center locations, supply chain solutions and breadth of product portfolio as factors that impacted its prime vendor decisions.
“It’s an exciting time to be working together – particularly as PeaceHealth looks to continue to add ambulatory surgery centers and expand homecare and community health capabilities,” said David Eusted, system director of supply chain – ambulatory, for PeaceHealth.
PeaceHealth is opening an ASC in Bellingham, Washington next Spring. The health system is also building a state-of-the-art ASC in Vancouver, Washington, slated to open in 2025, which will house multiple specialty clinics including dermatology, ear/nose/throat, and endoscopy.
“We’re leaning into the Medline portfolio and its supply chain expertise to make us more efficient– without compromising anything in terms of patient outcomes or product quality,” said Eusted, “We work proactively with Medline on desktop delivery and PAR solutions, auto-substitutions and other inventory management processes to minimize disruptions or stock outs. Our Medline team is a group of high quality people, who are caring and knowledgeable. It’s all about relationships and these agreements are a win for PeaceHealth and a win for Medline.”
PeaceHealth also expects its prime vendor partnerships with Medline to help with future affiliate network recruitment.
“Our relationship with PeaceHealth has grown into a real partnership over the years together,” said Brooks Haggerty, division manager at Medline, “We understand each other’s goals and objectives and work collaboratively not only to our mutual benefit but, more importantly, to the benefit of the communities PeaceHealth serves.”
Learn how Medline tailors solutions across the entire continuum of care as a manufacturer and distributor by visiting medline.com/supply-chain.