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Medline Wins Talar Capital Partners GPO Contract, Becomes Manufacturer Of Choice For Medical/Surgical Products



12/1/2016 11:24:20 AM

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Three-year agreement to drive double digit guaranteed savings for members nationwide

NORTHFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--America’s aging population is driving greater demand for medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle. In fact, experts say employment of podiatrists is expected to quickly grow 14 percent by 2024. With more specialists joining the field and working in physician offices or in group practices, Medline today announced a new collaboration with Talar Capital Partners (TCP), a podiatry-specific Group Purchasing Organization (GPO).

“Talar is taking a unique and innovative approach to helping podiatrists become successful in this space. We’re proud to work alongside them to drive cost savings and greater efficiencies so they can ultimately spend more time with patients.”

As the manufacturer of choice for medical/surgical products, Medline will deliver competitive cost savings and double digit guaranteed savings to members on a variety of items, including wound care, instrumentation and specialty items. In just three months, more than 125 accounts have signed on to take advantage of insights and savings.

“Medline is committed to listening to our customers and helping them achieve both clinical and financial success,” says John Kenny, vice president, physician office corporate accounts, Medline. “Talar is taking a unique and innovative approach to helping podiatrists become successful in this space. We’re proud to work alongside them to drive cost savings and greater efficiencies so they can ultimately spend more time with patients.”

“TCP initially started as a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) with the best doctors leading the way to get the best products for their patients, hence our saying that taking care of patients equals taking care of physicians,” says Dr. Jeff DeSantis, CEO of Talar Capital Partners. “We believe Medline is a unique and key partner for our members. We want our members to have pride in the company because we champion their patients. “

As a manufacturer, Medline is committed to delivering outstanding customer value by providing quality healthcare products and services which consistently meet customers’ needs. The company is also committed to continuous improvement of its products, services, business processes and business relationships. Medline does this through its Total Quality approach. The company also guarantees all Medline products.

Medline is well positioned to provide the right products at the right time through its more than 40 distribution centers strategically located across the country. Learn more about the company’s supply logistics and expertise at https://www.medline.com/pages/supply-chain/logistics/?RID=0:TalarDealAnnouncement:120116.

About Medline

Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,200 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on its social media channels.

About Talar Capital Partners

The Talar GPO was created to leverage the purchasing power of a group of businesses to obtain discounts from vendors based on the collective buying power of the GPO members. Talar is owned and managed by some of the leading podiatrists in the country. Learn more at www.talarcp.com.

Contacts

Medline
Vivika Panagiotakakos, (847) 643-3311
vpanagiotakakos@medline.com


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