Baptist Health South Florida and Medline partner to enhance data-driven supply chain strategy
Florida’s premier integrated health system signs Medline as exclusive distributor for medical products
By Medline Newsroom Staff | May 24, 2022
Medline has entered into a multi-year prime vendor partnership with Baptist Health South Florida. The two organizations will partner to identify new strategies for enhancing data-driven operational and clinical efficiencies. As the system’s primary supplier, Medline will exclusively provide an extensive portfolio of essential medical supplies and solutions across the health system’s 12 hospitals and more than 200 outpatient centers and physician practices.
“We strive to be a world-class, value-based supply chain that drives financial and operational excellence for our system, which is a goal further supported by our partnership with Medline,” said George S. Godfrey, corporate vice president and chief supply chain officer at Baptist Health South Florida. “From the beginning, Medline has been open and receptive to exploring together new ways to better leverage technology to streamline and advance operations for our industry.”
Known for its industry-leading supply chain operations, Baptist Health South Florida will partner with Medline to optimize supply chain processes by leveraging data and technology to eliminate non-value-added activities and enhance financial and operational performance. As part of the strategic relationship, Baptist Health South Florida will have the ability to integrate key metrics such as item utilization, contract compliance, price accuracy, and spend by product categories through a collaborative analytics-integration process. The two organizations are committed to developing new ways to enhance supply chain operations and patient care through data.
“When Medline becomes an extension of a team, as we have with Baptist Health South Florida, our shared commitment to data accuracy and accountability enables us both to reach new levels of actionable insights,” says Jen Cerami, executive account director at Medline. “The Baptist Health South Florida team challenges me to think differently. I am excited to evolve together as we tackle supply chain challenges and create customized, cutting-edge solutions to help healthcare run better.”