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Medline International to offer Direct Distribution of Medical and Surgical Supplies to Hospitals in Portugal

Medline’s direct distribution offers Portuguese health care providers better patient care through quality products and exceptional service levels

Lisboa, Portugal-- March 19, 2014 – Medline International Portugal Unipessoal today announced direct distribution availability for its complete range of European medical and surgical products in Portugal as of March 14, 2014. A U.S. based company, Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical and surgical supplies in the United States.  

The Medline Portuguese entity now enables its hospital customers to order directly from the company and offers fast delivery of critical medical products from its Iberian warehouse facilities in Spain.

“Growing our direct distribution services across Iberia will lead to improved availability as well as substantial cost savings for our customers in Portugal. The dedicated distribution service in Portugal is a significant milestone for our company’s growth in Europe and for our mission to enhance patient care,” said Tripp Amdur, Medline’s international president. “We are delighted to offer tailored services across Europe to ensure we serve each customer’s specific needs for supplying our innovative and cost efficient medical and surgical products.

About Medline

As the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care and surgical products in the U.S., Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care providers and agencies and retailers. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., Medline is a leading global healthcare company providing quality medical and surgical supplies throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Medline has more than 1,200 dedicated account representatives worldwide supporting its broad product line and cost management services.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Europe
Mallory Phillips
International Communication Manager
+31 (0) 26 312 72 34
mallory.phillips@medline.com


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