HealthTrust Awards Medline Endoscopic Packs and Accessories Agreement

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Jan. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medline Industries, Inc., today announced that HealthTrust has awarded Medline an agreement to provide its full line of endoscopic procedure packs, care supplies and accessories to HealthTrust members. The agreement is expected to drive significant savings and efficiencies for HealthTrust's member facilities.

The agreement includes Medline's ScoProtect™, a self contained system to help keep endoscopic equipment clean and protected during a procedure and transport. ScoProtect is a tote with an absorbent, polyethylene pad on which scopes are placed to minimize exposure to fluids and protect the scopes during transport to the cleaning and reprocessing area. Because ScoProtect is a covered, self-contained pack, it eliminates the need to clean transport bins.

About HealthTrust

HealthTrust ( is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. Members include 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities and 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood,Tenn., HealthTrust is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions ( which include workforce management solutions, revenue cycle and business process expertise and technology solutions.

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 and home care dealers. Named one of the country's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives to support its broad product line and cost management services. For more information on Medline go to

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