DUBLIN, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2010 —Cardinal Health today announced that Baylor Health Care System has selected the company as its preferred provider of medical product supply chain services for its hospitals, specialty facilities and other care locations.
Under the terms of the agreement, Cardinal Health will provide medical product supply chain services to Baylor’s network of health care facilities, with a goal of reducing inventory costs and improving safety for patients.
“Baylor was seeking an organization with a proven track record of helping leading health systems improve the efficiency and safety of medical products distribution across operations,” said Pamela L. Scott, vice president of Supply Chain Management for Baylor. “Focusing on improving our medical supply chain capabilities will improve how we order, stock and safely deliver medical products across our facilities, which ultimately benefits our patients.”
Leveraging its supply chain expertise, Cardinal Health will support Baylor Health Care System in its provision of full-range inpatient, outpatient, rehabilitation and emergency medical services.
“By focusing on an efficient supply chain, we’ll enable Baylor to focus on delivering patient care,” said Mark Rosenbaum, Chief Customer Officer at Cardinal Health. “We work continuously to improve efficiencies across the chain of health care, and we’re proud to provide the products and integrated, end-to-end services that will help Baylor Health Care System provide safe, quality care.”
About Baylor Health Care System
Baylor Health Care System is a network of hospitals, primary care and specialty care centers, rehabilitation clinics, affiliated ambulatory surgery centers and the Baylor Research Institute. One of the largest private-sector employers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Baylor employs more than 18,000 people and has more than 2,700 physicians on its medical staffs. Baylor University Medical Center, flagship hospital of the system, is a major patient care, teaching and research center for the Southwest. Baylor’s goal in treating all patients is to appropriately address their health care needs from the time they enter the health care system to discharge. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008, Baylor Health Care System reported $446 million in community benefit, which includes providing care for charity patients and patients enrolled in government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the unreimbursed costs of medical education, research and community programs. Total community benefit was calculated in accordance with Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 311. For more information about Baylor, visit www.BaylorHealth.com.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $96 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, improving efficiency and quality, and increasing profitability. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #17 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com.