Freeing Up More Time and Dollars for Patient Care
New Partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital takes impact to new level
By Medline Newsroom Staff | November 1, 2018
Think today’s supply chain conversations are all about cost? Think again. As today’s patient evolves, savvy hospital leaders are also exploring how to impact cost of care and patient outcomes through supply chain – in a whole new way.
For leading pediatric healthcare system Phoenix Children’s Hospital, they knew they couldn’t bring about this change alone. The system recently signed a prime vendor distribution agreement with Medline. They were looking for a strategic business partner that could flex with them and provide guidance so more time and dollars could go toward patient care.
For years, Phoenix Children’s purchased products in bulk and broke it down when fulfilling orders. They also used couriers to deliver supplies from the hospital to the clinics they serve. Medline teams identified an efficiency opportunity and moved the physician offices to a direct delivery model.
“Cost savings are a given in today’s healthcare landscape. Systems need partners who can listen and design unique solutions to drive financial and clinical impact,” says Tom Egan, corporate sales vice president, Medline.