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 News Release - April 21, 2014

Medline to Deliver Significant Savings as Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s New Prime Vendor Medical Supply Distributor

High service levels, quality products, distribution efficiencies drive cost-saving at CTCA

MUNDELEIN, Ill.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), a leading provider of innovative cancer care for patients living with complex and advanced-stage disease, recently selected Medline Industries, Inc. as its prime vendor distribution partner for medical and surgical supplies. The multi-year partnership will deliver significant savings by driving distribution efficiencies to their nationwide locations over the term of the agreement.

Medline’s ability to drive cost-savings and provide world-class distribution capabilities will help make our facilities run more efficiently,” said Clinton Hazziez, CTCA’s corporate supply chain manager. “When you add that to their quality products, clinical solutions and strong field support, these critical areas can greatly help us with our goal to improve patient outcomes.”

Medline, with 40 distribution centers strategically located throughout the United States, will provide its broad assortment of Medline and national brand products directly to CTCA’s network of hospitals throughout the country. Medline will also deliver cost savings and efficiencies by driving product standardization and utilization solutions, as well as providing enhanced reporting capabilities to help facilities better monitor and control costs.

About Medline

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care agencies and providers, and retailers. Named one of the country’s "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,200 dedicated sales representatives to support its broad product line and cost management services. For more information on Medline, go to www.Medline.com or http://www.Medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on a variety of social media channels.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that specialize in the treatment of patients fighting complex or advanced-stage cancer. CTCA offers an integrative approach to cancer treatment that combines surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy with nutritional counseling, naturopathic medicine, mind-body therapy, and spiritual support to enhance quality of life and minimize side effects during treatment. The company serves patients from all 50 states at hospitals located in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with comprehensive information about their treatment options so they can participate in their treatment decisions. For more information about CTCA, go to www.cancercenter.com.


Source: Medline Industries

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