Medline has expanded its partnership with Georgia-based Wellstar Health System with a multi-year laboratory prime vendor agreement to help drive standardization, cost savings and operational efficiencies. As Wellstar’s medical and surgical supplies partner for more than six years, Medline will now also provide an extensive portfolio of laboratory supplies and solutions across the system’s nine hospital laboratories, molecular lab and multiple ambulatory labs.

“Medline has been a key partner for several years, but their team especially stepped up when we needed them most during the pandemic,” says Brice Bruno, VP of laboratory services at Wellstar. “With the expansion into our laboratory operations, I feel confident that this partnership will enable us to further standardize across the entire Wellstar system, and the cost savings and efficiencies gained will help drive optimization in our supply chain.”

Building on the longstanding strategic partnership, Medline’s supply chain capabilities will help Wellstar improve its operational results by streamlining the integration of the laboratory business into the health system’s broader supply chain operations. As part of the agreement, multiple Medline team members, including a full-time analyst, are dedicated to Wellstar, ensuring supply chain operational transparency and efficiency in a commitment to providing enhanced support and service. In addition, Wellstar’s ability to easily monitor key metrics such as item utilization, contract compliance, price accuracy, and spend by product categories through Medline’s advanced analytics platforms will extend to include its laboratory operations.

“Over the years, Medline has been committed to partnering with Wellstar, procuring the inventory needed and providing the system with continuously reliable, superior service,” says Jennifer Griffin, divisional sales director for Medline. “We are excited to expand our prime vendor relationship by implementing Medline’s unique approach to laboratory distribution and further demonstrating our rapid growth in this space.”

Medline bridges the gap between clinical lab and supply chain efficiency, offering a broad portfolio of 120,000 products covering all major lab categories, including various Medline-branded products.