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UCHealth Enters Strategic Supply Chain Partnership to Uncover Greater Savings Opportunities to Improve Patient Care

Top Colorado hospital selects Medline as a prime vendor partner for medical products

By Medline Newsroom Staff | October 2, 2018

Medline today announced an expanded relationship with UCHealth, a nationally-recognized health care system based in Colorado, after being recently awarded a new prime vendor distribution agreement.

The system worked closely with the leading medical products manufacturer and distributor for its custom procedure trays for a decade, and chose to elevate the relationship after a track record of providing superior customer service and value. Prior to the agreement, UCHealth had been with the same medical supplies distributor for more than 20 years.

“UCHealth selected Medline because they were best equipped to assist supply chain with becoming clinically integrated, and they listened to our specific needs and tailored meaningful solutions to our health care system,” says Clay Johnson, Senior Director, Supply Chain for UCHealth. “When we sought a single-source manufacture/distribution solution for our new facilities, Medline was the proven choice for its ability to manufacture, distribute, resource and provide sound supply chain counsel.”

The system’s 12 hospitals and more than 150 clinic locations serve Colorado’s Front Range region, including metro Denver, northern Colorado and Colorado Springs. UCHealth’s flagship academic hospital, the University of Colorado Hospital, located in Aurora, is ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 list of Best Regional Hospitals and is home to 11 nationally-ranked specialties. UCHealth also includes three affiliate hospitals in southern Wyoming and western Nebraska.

Medline will also assist UCHealth with inventory build-outs as the system rapidly expands throughout the Colorado market.

“By being vertically integrated, Medline will drive meaningful cost savings, service, and value to UCHealth so they can spend more time focused on a streamlined supply chain and their patients,” says John Abele, Corporate Vice President, Medline.

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