Northfield, Ill., October 17, 2023 – Medline announces a new laboratory prime vendor partnership with St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, Inc. (SJ/C), the largest and only not for profit health system in Southeast Georgia.
As the primary laboratory supplier, Medline provides an extensive portfolio of laboratory consumables and equipment to SJ/C’s main hospital laboratories at St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Core Lab and Candler Hospital. Through Medline’s advanced analytics platform, SJ/C can now more easily monitor key metrics, such as item utilization, contract compliance, price accuracy and spend by product categories.
Medline is also assisting in the coordination and delivery of supplies for the other 20+ SJ/C clinical and outreach laboratories serving Chatham, Bryan, Liberty, Candler, Effingham and Bulloch counties.
Staffed by registered medical technologists, SJ/C clinical laboratories provide life-saving diagnostic services and pathology services as well as outreach reference laboratory services to area physicians, clinics, long-term care facilities and other health centers.
“We at St. Joseph’s/Candler see the growing need for patient care and related laboratory access in the communities we serve,” said Olin Thomas, director of laboratory services, “And, as part of our new agreement, we have been able to leverage experienced and knowledgeable Medline resources — right in Savannah — who help identify improved laboratory inventory processes and product storage efficiencies as we scale up laboratory operations.”
SJ/C also benefits from its proximity to one of Medline’s newly expanded, LEED-certified transship center in Richmond Hill, Georgia – less than 30 miles from the Port of Savannah. The Medline facility provides more options to support SJ/C with future supply chain disruptions, disaster preparedness and other emergency inventory situations.
“St. Joseph’s/Candler has long been synonymous with trusted care, compassion and medical expertise,” said Tom Reynolds, senior vice president, national field sales at Medline, “And, we’re honored to work side-by-side with its dedicated laboratory team on this central feature of patient care.”
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