Medline has entered into a $40 million prime vendor partnership with New York-based Arnot Health. As the system’s primary supplier, the healthcare company will exclusively provide an extensive portfolio of essential medical supplies and solutions to three diverse healthcare campuses across the Southern Tier of New York. After being with a previous vendor for seven years, the two organizations will now identify new strategies for enhancing patient outcomes and streamlining supply chain operations.
“Care is evolving and so should our approach to ensuring we are not looking solely at cost but overall value and impact,” says Susan Houghtelling, system director of supply chain at Arnot Health. “Working with Medline allows us to leverage their entire scope of expertise in the areas of supply chain logistics and clinical solutions, as well as their proactive hands-on approach, to ultimately help improve our operating performance.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Arnot Health will have the ability to easily monitor key metrics such as item utilization, contract compliance and price accuracy, and spend by product categories through an online reporting tool from Medline.
“Medline teams go to great lengths to truly understand a system’s obstacles,” says Ron Barrett, vice president of corporate sales at Medline. “We are excited to partner with Arnot Health to become an extension of their team, and together, create customized solutions to help healthcare run better.”
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