MUNDELEIN, Ill., May 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products, today announced the winners of its 2011 Vendor Recognition Awards to the long-term care marketplace. These annual awards were given to two Medline supply partners who demonstrated outstanding performance in sales and operations and collaborated with Medline to provide exceptional value and service to the thousands of post-acute care facilities who choose Medline for their medical products and services.
The following companies were honored at Medline's 2012 National Sales Meeting for its long-term care and home care sales representatives held recently in Phoenix, Ariz.:
Operational Excellence Award: Hollister was recognized with the 2011 Operational Excellence Award for its outstanding operational support and supply chain performance. Specifically, the company was recognized for providing excellent customer support and on-time shipments, EDI Interface, advanced contract and price notification systems and financial efficiencies.
Platinum Vendor of the Year – Non-Acute Market: Coloplast was recognized as the 2011 Platinum Vendor of the Year – Non-Acute Market, for demonstrating a strong commitment to sales and marketing, as well as operational and supply chain excellence.
"These vendor partners have earned a level of respect and recognition within our organization and represent the guiding principles for all our vendor relationships," said Billy Abrams, president, distributed products division for Medline. ""We thank all our partners for their contributions to helping bring value and efficiency to the health care industry and enhancing patient care."
As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care dealers, agencies and major retail outlets. Recently named one of the "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare," Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill.and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line, clinical programs and cost management services. For more information, visit www.medline.com.
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