Covenant Health partners with Medline to enhance supply chain strategy, outcomes
New England regional integrated health system signs Medline as primary medical product distributor
By Medline Newsroom Staff | March 3, 2022
Medline recently announced a $75 million prime vendor partnership with Massachusetts-based Covenant Health. The two organizations will collaborate to identify new strategies for enhancing patient outcomes and streamlining supply chain operations across the three-hospital health system.
“Covenant Health is committed to the health of the individuals and communities we serve,” said Stephen Forney, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Covenant Health. “We are excited to be partnering with Medline across our system to leverage their entire scope of expertise in the areas of supply chain logistics and clinical solutions to maximize our operating performance.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Covenant Health will have access to Medline’s extensive portfolio of essential medical supplies, logistics services and solutions. Additionally, Covenant Health will have the ability to easily monitor key metrics such as item utilization, contract compliance, price accuracy and spending by product categories through advanced analytics platforms from Medline.
“Medline teams go to great lengths to truly understand a system’s obstacles and to partner to provide the support and quality products needed to help improve clinical outcomes and supply chain efficiencies,” said Jeff Durham, vice president of sales at Medline. “When we become an extension of a team, we can together create customized solutions to help healthcare run better.”