DHR Health selects Medline as exclusive laboratory partner
Medline expands prime vendor partnership with leading Texas-based health system
By Medline Newsroom Staff | November 18, 2021
Medline has entered into a laboratory agreement with DHR Health that is expected to produce over $5 million in annual revenues and will exclusively provide the healthcare system with an extensive portfolio of laboratory supplies and solutions.
DHR Health is a 500+ bed, full-service healthcare system caring for over 280,000 patients annually. The leading healthcare system is revolutionizing the industry’s landscape of the Rio Grande Valley through its mission to improve the well-being of those it services with a commitment to excellence.
Already having an established relationship, DHR Health tapped Medline to enhance its logistics, data transparency, remove complications with pricing models and provide increased local service to its laboratory segment. Specifically, Medline provided solutions to reduce shipping costs, improve back order mitigation, consolidate all distribution to one primary partner and increase delivery frequency, which significantly increased the volume of product accessibility and alleviated inventory pain points.
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with DHR Health as the company’s primary distributor for medical, surgical, and now laboratory supplies and solutions,” said Medline Corporate Accounts Vice President Tarlan Zaltash. “Through consolidating its distribution services, we’re confident that, together, we can drive both supply chain and clinical innovation and ease the inventory pain points of the system’s frontline workers so they can focus on what’s most important – caring for patients.”
Medline also has a local representative and business analyst who meet weekly with the DHR Health team to ensure supply chain operations are running smoothly, as part of an ongoing commitment to providing enhanced support and service. In addition, these dedicated resources will closely monitor inventory requirements, backorder reporting and work alongside DHR Health to help identify standardization opportunities and initiatives.
“DHR Health’s supply chain leadership team continues to encourage us to seek more ways to help reduce costs and insert value,” said Medline Director of Division Sales, Jim Fabac. “We were able to reduce their on-hand inventory and help streamline ordering processes to one vendor, in addition to offering cost-effective options for laboratory products. We will continue working closely with DHR Health to identify other opportunities for supply chain optimization to fulfill our promise in being a best-in-class one-stop solutions partner.”
Medline bridges the gap between clinical lab and supply chain efficiency, offering a broad portfolio of 120,000 products covering all major lab categories, including various Medline-branded products, and is rapidly approaching 100 lab prime vendor partners.