MedlineMedical & Surgical Supplies

Medline is a healthcare company; a manufacturer, distributor, and solutions provider focused on improving the overall operating performance of healthcare. Partnering with healthcare systems and facilities across the continuum of care, Medline provides the clinical and supply chain resources required for long-term financial viability in delivering high-quality care. With the scale of one of the country’s largest companies and the agility of a family-led business, Medline is able to invest in its customers for the future and rapidly respond to a dynamically changing market with customized solutions. 

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Our Medline cooperative contract provides cost-effective medical and surgical solutions to participating public agencies of OMNIA Partners. 

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Medline Industries History

Founded in 1966, Medline’s roots date back to 1910 when A.L. Mills, the great grandfather of the current owners, started sewing butcher’s aprons in Chicago. He was approached by nuns from a nearby hospital who worked as both nurses and seamstresses who asked his help with the sewing of the surgeons’ gowns and nurse’s uniforms. Medline continues to be the leading supplier of gowns and scrubs to the healthcare industry. Medline manufactures and distributes more than 300,000 medical devices and support services through more than 1,700 sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care, including hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers, physician offices, home care dealers, home health agencies and retail outlets.

Family-led since 1910, Medline is managed by the fourth generation of the Mills family: Charlie Mills, chief executive officer; Andy Mills, president; and Jim Abrams, chief operating officer. All assumed management in 1997.

Company Highlights

Company Highlights:

  • $17.5 billion in overall annual sales; 50+ years of consecutive revenue growth
  • Headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, Medline employs more than 27,000 employees worldwide and conducts business in more than 125 countries and territories
  • Distributes more than 300,000 medical products from 50+ distribution centers across North America
  • Operates more than 25 different product divisions to serve entire continuum of care including: 

Advanced Wound Care
Central Sterile
Equipment & Furnishings
Exam Gloves
Foot & Ankle
IncontinenceInfection Prevention
Lab Supplies
Nursing Supplies

Skin Care
Sterile Procedure Trays
Surgeon’s Gloves
Therapy & Rehab
Urology & Ostomy
Vascular Access
Wound Care
Protective Apparel

  • 20+ manufacturing facilities in the U.S. spanning incontinence products, lotions, infection prevention products, patient plastics, raw materials and OTCs

Commitment to Positive Social & Environmental Impact

  • In 2020, donating needed medical supplies to international aid organizations, Medline gifted the equivalent of 513 metric tons of product valued at more than $4.6MM
  • Skills-based volunteer program, lending employee expertise in global health settings
  • 760+ Service Corps members committed to making a positive social and environmental impact
  • Diverted more than 1 million pounds of waste from the landfill in 2020, reprocessing more than 5.4MM instruments through our ReNewal Reprocessing program
  • A Sustainable Packaging Lab, consisting of a cross-functional team that reimagines packaging for a more sustainable future
  • Our Green Product Portfolio, making the search for sustainable products simple
  • Since 2016, Medline has invested $12.6MM in solar energy globally
  • 94% of Medline distribution space is LEED certified, and nine locations are certified to ISO 14001
  • Five active Employee Resource Groups
  • Ethical Sourcing Program committed to implementing systems and controls to prevent slavery, forced labor and human trafficking from occurring


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David Brown
Market Sales Director, Government 


Elizabeth Gordon
Sales Analyst, Government Sales 


Higher Ed
Seth Turner
Vice President, Education & Research 

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