Ann Fahey-Widman, APR
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's leading provider of medical supplies to the long-term care industry, is joining hundreds of long-term care leaders from around the country this week in Washington, D.C., to meet with congressional leaders on key issues affecting eldercare and the nursing home industry.
This is the seventh consecutive year Medline is the official sponsor of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living's (NCAL) annual Congressional Briefing. The Congressional Briefing is a unique opportunity for long-term care leaders to meet face-to-face with members of Congress and their staff to discuss long-term care legislative issues, such as Medicaid reform and patient and resident quality of care.
"Our ongoing support of the Congressional Briefing is just one of the ways Medline stands shoulder to shoulder with the long-term care community on the most important issues that affect the well being of our industry and the health of the residents we serve," said Shawn Scott, senior vice president for Medline.
AHCA is the nation's largest association of long-term and post-acute care providers and advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans. AHCA's members provide essential care to approximately one million individuals in 11,000 not-for-profit and proprietary member facilities.
As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care and surgical products, 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. Recently named one of the nation’s "Best and Brightest Companies to Work for,” Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.
Over the past five years, Medline has been the fastest-growing distributor of medical and surgical supplies in the U.S., serving as the primary distributor to over 450 major hospitals and healthcare systems. As a leading distributor, Medline offers a comprehensive array of consulting and management services encompassing the supply chain and logistics, utilization and standardization, business tools and enhanced reporting capabilities and on-staff clinicians.
Medline has a growing network of 50 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide, as well as an expanding, dedicated transportation fleet with over 200 vehicles in a variety of sizes to fit customers' specific delivery needs. The fleet is equipped with the latest navigation devices for enhanced order tracking and communication.