Company Agrees to Work with Detroit Medical Center to Plan Medical Distribution Center within City of Detroit
DUBLIN, Ohio, June 16, 2010 — Cardinal Health today announced that it has signed a five-year agreement to supply medical and surgical products to Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and has agreed to work with DMC to plan the development of a medical product distribution facility within the city limits of Detroit.
Under the terms of the agreement, which went into effect Feb. 1, Cardinal Health will supply medical and surgical products to 10 hospitals and institutes within the Detroit Medical Center health system. It will also provide its ValueLink® inventory management service to help DMC maximize supply chain efficiencies and reduce the cost of storing, maintaining and distributing supplies.
“We’re pleased to continue our long-term partnership with Detroit Medical Center,” said Brian Ellis, senior vice president and general manager for the Midwest Region of Cardinal Health’s Medical Segment. “By driving system-wide supply chain efficiencies for these hospitals, their clinicians can continue to focus on delivering accessible, responsive and personalized care to their patients.”
As part of the agreement, Cardinal Health has agreed to work with DMC to plan a medical products distribution facility within the city of Detroit by the end of 2011.
“Detroit Medical Center has always been invested in bringing quality and cost-effective care to the communities we serve, but we’re also dedicated to creating a more vibrant Detroit,” said Donald P. Groth, corporate vice president, Materials Resource Management, Detroit Medical Center. “We’re pleased to continue our partnership with a company like Cardinal Health that shares our commitment to the revitalization of this great city.”
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.
About Detroit Medical Center
The Detroit Medical Center operates 10 hospitals and institutes, including Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Cardiovascular Institute, Kresge Eye Institute, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Sinai-Grace Hospital, and DMC Surgery Hospital.
The Detroit Medical Center is a leading regional health care system with a mission of excellence in clinical care, research and medical education.
The Detroit Medical Center is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.