NORTHFIELD, Illinois—Medline announced it has entered a multi-year prime vendor partnership with Florida-based Synthase Collaborative, a partnership of four post-acute and home-based care organizations that provide not-for-profit hospice, palliative care, and other chronic illness management community-focused programs and services.

As the primary supplier, Medline will exclusively provide an extensive portfolio of essential medical supplies, such as incontinence, advanced wound care, skin care products and general nursing supplies to Synthase's member organizations—Avow, Treasure Coast Hospice, St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care and Haven. Together, the organizations provide care to more than 2,200 patients daily in 23 Florida counties.

"To further drive patient-focused care, Synthase is committed to pursuing new opportunities among industry partners to help meet seniors' unmet needs,” said Wenona Bowen-Palombi, program director at Synthase. “A strategic relationship with Medline that looks at how our member organizations approach supply management is an essential part of making sure we have the necessary tools to improve the health of Florida residents."

The distribution partnership focuses on monitoring product utilization to manage supply costs and drive patient care. This is achieved through leveraging a Medline formulary of supplies aligned to patient needs and monitoring supply usage to charge Synthase's member organizations a patient-per-day rate, adjusted based on actual utilization.

"We are taking a team-based approach toward creating solutions that adapt to value-based care," said Josh Paul, Florida division sales director at Medline. "Synthase was built on a collaboration model, and by having a seat at their table to recommend best practices, we hope we can be a true partner to help them balance quality and cost and ultimately drive their mission of meeting the community's needs for compassionate care."

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