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Bryan Health Makes Medline Prime Vendor in $140M Supply Chain Deal

Analysis  |  By Christopher Cheney  
   December 01, 2022

Medline is set to become the provider of medical supplies to the health system's hospitals.

Bryan Health and Medline have announced a multi-year prime vendor partnership valued at $140 million.

Lincoln, Nebraska-based Bryan Health features five acute care hospitals: Bryan Medical Center, Crete Area Medical Center, Grand Island Regional Medical Center, Kearney Regional Medical Center, and Merrick Medical Center. Northfield, Illinois-based Medline has more than 30,000 employees worldwide and does business in more than 125 countries and territories.

As part of the new partnership, Bryan Health and Medline will work together to identify new strategies for enhancing patient outcomes and streamlining supply chain operations at the health system. Medline will be the exclusive provider of medical supplies for every Bryan Health hospital. Prior to the new partnership, Medline was already the provider of medical supplies for Kearney Regional Medical Center.

Medline is an ideal partner for Bryan Health, Heather Seeba, director of supply chain for the not-for-profit health system, said in a prepared statement. "Medline's proactive approach facilitated a smooth implementation, and the customer support has been incredibly responsive. We look forward to partnering with the Medline experts to optimize our operational processes and improve our supply consistency."

As part of the partnership, Medline will provide resources to help Bryan Health address clinician needs and boost operational efficiencies. Medline also will provide advanced analytics to track key metrics such as item utilization, contract compliance, price accuracy, and spending by product categories.

Medline will help Bryan Health achieve supply chain success, Megan Schwellenbach, vice president of corporate accounts at the company, said in a prepared statement. "Medline is committed to providing Bryan Health with continuously reliable, superior service. We are excited to enter into this prime vendor partnership and together develop solutions to help provide consistency and stability to its supply chain."

Christopher Cheney is the senior clinical care​ editor at HealthLeaders.


KEY TAKEAWAYS

As part of the new partnership, Bryan Health and Medline will work together to identify new strategies for enhancing patient outcomes and streamlining supply chain operations at the health system.

Medline also will provide advanced analytics to track key metrics such as item utilization, contract compliance, price accuracy, and spending by product categories.

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