McGaw Park, Ill., October 25, 2006 - During its recent annual national sales training meeting in San Antonio, Cardinal Health honored 41 leading manufacturers with awards for superior industry performance. Winners represent organizations that provide products and services for the hospital supply, laboratory and ambulatory care distribution businesses of Cardinal Health.
“We are proud to recognize these exceptional suppliers for their contributions toward teamwork and shared commitment to excellence and passion for the customer,” said Howard Jagoda, Cardinal Health’s vice president of medical products vendor relations, Supply Chain Services. “These award winners display the qualities that contribute to an outstanding supplier/distributor relationship.”
Cardinal Health uses numerous criteria to evaluate its suppliers including industry leadership, sales and marketing excellence, superior customer service, financial and operational standards and innovation in product and service solutions.
“We are focused on creating integrated solutions that improve the delivery and economics of healthcare. These awards recognize suppliers who share that focus, ” said Eric Timm, Cardinal Health’s vice president of marketing, Hospital Supply Distribution.
This year’s award winners include:
Bard Medical Division
Dale Medical Products
Professional Disposables International
Procter & Gamble
Smith & Nephew
Tyco Healthcare – Kendall
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is an $81 billion, global company serving the health-care industry with a broad portfolio of products and services. Through its diverse offerings, Cardinal Health delivers health-care solutions that help customers reduce their costs, improve safety and productivity, and deliver better care to patients. The company manufactures, packages and distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, offers a range of clinical services and develops automation products that improve the management and delivery of supplies and medication for hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies. Ranked No. 19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 55,000 people on six continents. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com.