PROCUREMENT AND SOURCING

Reliant Care Management Group, LLC and Medline announce prime vendor partnership

Reliant Care Management Group | March 22, 2022

Medline  announced it has been named the primary supply chain vendor for Missouri-based Reliant Care Management Group, LLC. The healthcare company is now the primary supplier of medical supplies and solutions across Reliant Care's 24 skilled nursing and independent residential homes in Missouri and Illinois.

After utilizing a different distributor for 15 years, Medline will now coordinate with the company's supplies dealer, Reliant Supply Group, to provide a one-stop-shop for Reliant Care's medical supply needs. Reliant Care will convert several strategic categories in its product portfolio to the Medline brand to help ensure all products are clinically equivalent and drive clinical standardization to improve resident outcomes across the organization.

"We are excited for the opportunity to work closely with Reliant Care and implement initiatives that can positively impact the organization's bottom line and help them run better, By listening closely to their obstacles and recommending customized solutions, we become an extension of their team."

-John Cervino, corporate accounts director, Medline Post-Acute Care

Reliant Care's facilities are dedicated to providing quality care in a dignified manner, predominantly to the frail elderly geriatric population and those eighteen years of age and older who are afflicted with mental illnesses in addition to a primary medical diagnosis.

"We chose Medline because of their vision and flexibility that we see as ideal characteristics in a long-term partnership. We look forward to beginning this next chapter with Medline and growing together to drive cost savings within our organization," 

-Nick DeStefane, CEO and owner, Reliant Supply Group.

Learn how Medline tailors solutions across the entire continuum of care as a manufacturer and distributor by visiting https://www.medline.com/supply-chain/.

About Medline
Medline is a healthcare company; a manufacturer, distributor, and solutions provider focused on improving the overall operating performance of healthcare. Partnering with healthcare systems and facilities across the continuum of care, Medline provides the clinical and supply chain resources required for long-term financial viability in delivering high-quality care. With the scale of one of the country's largest companies and the agility of a family-led business, Medline is able to invest in its customers for the future and rapidly respond to a dynamically changing market with customized solutions. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., Medline has 30,000+ employees worldwide and does business in more than 125 countries and territories. Learn more about Medline at www.medline.com.

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LOGISTICS

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