Medline: 6 recent moves

Medline has been busy opening new distribution centers, recalling medical supplies used in hospitals and expanding partnerships with health systems. 

Six recent updates from the healthcare supply company:

1. Medline opens distribution center in Salt Lake City

The 710,000-square-foot distribution center in Salt Lake City is three times larger than its previous facility and is fully operational. 

2. 320K medical scissors recalled

Medline is voluntarily recalling about 324,000 medical scissors used to cut sutures, bandages, gauze and excess skin around a wound. The tip protector on the scissors might fall off, which could allow the "sharp tip of the scissors [to] compromise the sterile barrier system by puncturing large and/or small holes that may not be visible to the user," according to the FDA. 

3. 18K saline vials recalled after they were accidentally sent

Medline Industries is recalling 18,000 units of saline solution because they didn't meet sterility standards but were "inadvertently shipped to customers," according to an FDA database. Units of the Hudson RCI Addipak, unit dose vials, 5 milliliters sterile 0.9% NaCl solution for inhalation were "dispositioned for scrap" but were accidentally distributed.

4. Medline opens $75M distribution site

Medline opened a $75 million, 800,000-square-foot distribution center in St. Peters, Mo., in August. The site will annually ship thousands of medical supplies to hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgery centers, hospices and physician offices.

5. Fire damages Medline plant in Pennsylvania

A fire broke out at a Medline manufacturing plant in Monroe County, Pa., on Aug. 19. The site, which is now open and operational, manufactures medical and clinical supplies. No injuries were reported. 

6. AdventHealth building supply chain facility for its Florida hospitals

With Medline's help, Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth is building a 300,000-square-foot facility in Central Florida that will have supplies for the health system's hospitals and care sites throughout the state. The supply chain center is expected to be completed by 2024. 

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