US-based healthcare company Medline has announced a new prime vendor partnership with University of Utah Health, an academic medical centre serving the Mountain West region.

Under this multi-year agreement, Medline will exclusively supply essential medical supplies to University of Utah Health’s inpatient acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centres and outpatient physician offices.

Medline sales director Nina Bowden said: “Medline is dedicated to providing excellent service to University of Utah Health and all healthcare providers in the region.”

The distribution will be facilitated through Medline’s recently opened 710,000ft2 centre in Salt Lake City.

This facility is said to be a part of Medline’s Healthcare Resilience Initiative, a $2bn investment to enhance the nation’s healthcare supply chain through domestic manufacturing, distribution, and IT improvements.

The partnership will also enable University of Utah Health to use advanced analytics platform of Medline to monitor key metrics and improve logistics and inventory management.

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Furthermore, University of Utah Health will improve its operations by adopting Medline’s Put Away Ready lowest-unit-of-measure delivery system, which streamlines logistics and inventory management, reducing labour effort and enhancing dock-to-stock time.

Medline executive account director Russ Parker said: “At Medline, we take pride in being a critical partner to the healthcare systems we service, addressing challenges together with transparency and dedication to finding solutions.

“We are honoured to have gained the confidence of University of Utah Health over the years, leading to this prime vendor agreement, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”

Medline manufactures medical supplies, distributes them, and offers solutions to improve healthcare operations.

It has operations in more than 125 countries and territories.