Northfield, Ill., December 13, 2023 – Medline – a leading manufacturer and supplier of medical supplies and solutions –announced the signing of a prime vendor agreement with Youngstown, Ohio-based QUICKmed — one of this year’s Journal of Urgent Care Medicine “Urgent Care Top 100 – by Number of Locations.”
As QUICKmed’s primary supplier, Medline will provide an extensive portfolio of medical-surgical and laboratory supplies and solutions for QUICKmed’s 12 standalone urgent care centers and seven school-based clinics in Northeast Ohio. QUICKmed will also have the ability to more easily monitor key metrics such as item utilization, contract compliance, price accuracy and spend by product categories through advanced analytics platforms from Medline.
QUICKmed provides walk-in medical treatment for non-emergency health issues. Services include well visits, sick visits, medication refills, lab testing, X-rays, IV therapy and immunizations, among others. The provider is currently enhancing its standalone locations to offer primary care, women’s health and occupational health services.
In addition, QUICKmed operates school-based clinics in seven northeast Ohio school districts – called YOUcare clinics. YOUcare clinics have been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education and have elevated the provider’s growth and reputation for compassionate and quality healthcare in the communities it serves.
“Since QUICKmed opened its doors in 2018 to fill the serious gap in services left by a hospital closing, they have worked tirelessly to advance its social mission to serve all,” said Sarah Alysa, director of national accounts at Medline. “We’re thrilled to support such a passionate, rapidly-growing provider that continues to make an immediate and tangible impact on the communities it serves.”
From lab consumables to point-of-care testing and equipment, Medline will help grow capabilities and efficiencies in QUICKmed’s own COLA-certified complex laboratory — an asset that has contributed to the provider’s overall growth. During the pandemic, QUICKmed was the first in the area to offer rapid and antibody testing and was the leading open-air test facility – offering safe and reliable COVID testing to patients from their cars – in 2020, 2021 and 2022. The provider was also first in the area to provide cohort testing as students and faculty returned to school post-pandemic.
“For us, it’s about developing our social mission to help all people and sustain operations,” said Lena Esmail, APRN, DNP and CEO of QUICKmed Urgent Care. “Our sustainability requires innovation that comes from experience in the space, transparency, and trust in our partners – all of which we know we have in Medline. We’re leaning into their expertise to help keep our operations healthy.”
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.