Medline today announced a partnership with Dallas-based Cornerstone Healthcare Group, a leading provider of long-term acute care, behavioral health, senior living, home health and hospice. The new agreement will provide a portfolio of essential medical supplies and clinical solutions to the organization’s locations across seven states, including Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee and West Virginia.
With the increase of complex and prolonged illnesses, long-term acute care hospitals (LTACs), defined by an average length of stay of at least 25 days, account for more than 140,000 hospitalizations annually. That is why Cornerstone is focusing on its growth strategy around specialty hospitals that can provide high quality care for those who are ready to be discharged from a general acute care hospital, but require an additional extended period of intensive medical care before they are ready to return home.
“It was important for us to find a partner who not only has proven successes in supply chain, but one that understands the post-acute market to help us standardize supplies, reduce SKUs and reduce costs. It was obvious during our selection process that Medline places a significant emphasis on understanding the long-term care space and caters their supply chain and clinical programs across all of our service lines,” says Luis Martinez, Cornerstone Healthcare Group’s vice president of supply chain.
Learn more about the partnership.