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Cardinal Health Medical Segment Announces Supplier Quality and Partnership Awards
Company Celebrates Suppliers Serving as Exemplary Partners in Commitment to Customers and Patients

DUBLIN, Ohio, Dec. 6, 2011 — The Cardinal Health Medical Segment announced winners of its supplier quality and partnership awards, celebrating suppliers serving as exemplary partners in the company’s commitment to customers and patients. The winners listed below were among the 23 suppliers being honored with awards across three categories.

The Cardinal Health Medical Segment awarded its Supplier Quality Award to B. Braun, ranking B. Braun among the best in areas including supply chain execution, responsiveness, and collaboration.

The Cardinal Health Medical Segment also named Covidien its Global Sourcing Partner of the Year. The award recognizes suppliers that provide superior support and interaction, distinguished by their achievements in operational improvements, EDI transactions and cost savings, among other categories.

In its Category Partner of the Year Award, the Cardinal Health Medical Segment named Aspen Surgical Products, Inc. its winner. The award recognizes extraordinary performance in the areas of customer focus, growth, operational excellence and industry. The company recognized Aspen Surgical Products for its work with Cardinal Health’s Presource® products and services.

Also in the partnership awards category, the Cardinal Health Medical Segment named Welch Allyn its Category Achievement Award winner for the company’s collaboration with the Cardinal Health Critical Care team.

“At Cardinal Health, we know that we have a responsibility to help shape, influence and lead positive change in the health care industry during a time of extraordinary change,” said Mike Duffy, executive vice president, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Cardinal Health. “We understand that our partners across the supply chain are critical to our efforts to do that, and we’re glad to take the opportunity to recognize the work they do to help improve the quality of health care and the efficiency of the supply chain.

About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $103 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, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. 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 #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.

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