McGaw Park, Ill., January 30, 2006 - During its recent annual national sales training meeting in Orlando, Cardinal Health honored 29 leading manufacturers with awards for extraordinary industry performance. Winners represent organizations that provide products and services for the hospital supply, laboratory and ambulatory care distribution businesses of Cardinal Health.
“It is important to acknowledge the significant efforts and achievements that these laboratory and medical-surgical suppliers have made in working with us to deliver valuable solutions to health-care providers,” said Sandy Rigopoulos, Cardinal Health’s vice president of vendor management and administration, Supply Chain Services – Medical.
Cardinal Health uses numerous criteria to evaluate its suppliers including industry leadership, sales and marketing excellence, superior customer service, financial and operational standards and innovation in product solutions.
“We are focused on providing superior products and services to all of our customers. These awards recognize suppliers who share that focus,” said Eric Timm, Cardinal Health’s vice president of marketing, Hospital Supply Distribution.
This year’s award winners include:
Andover Coated Products
Bard Medical Division
Dale Medical Products
International Med Surg Connection
Tyco Healthcare – Kendall
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $75 billion, global company serving the healthcare industry with a broad portfolio of products and services. It manufactures and distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, offers a range of clinical services and develops automation products that improve the management and delivery of supplies and medication for hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies. Through this diverse offering, Cardinal Health delivers integrated health-care solutions that help customers reduce their costs, improve efficiency and deliver better care to patients. Ranked No. 16 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 55,000 people on six continents. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com