Medline Celebrates Employee Appreciation Week

Employees are being treated to softball and soccer tournaments, cook-offs, and award ceremonies.

Softball and soccer tournaments, cook-offs, picnics and award ceremonies are just some of the activities planned this week for thousands of Medline Industries, Inc. workers throughout the world as Medline puts the spotlight on its global employees during the company’s 15th annual Employee Appreciation Week, Sept. 17-21.

“This week is a tribute to all the people who make Medline the special company it is,” said Andy Mills, president of Medline.  

Based in Mundelein, Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical and surgical products in the United States. The company has more than 2,300 employees in Lake County and almost 9,000 worldwide.  

In Lake County, home to the company’s headquarters, a distribution center and three manufacturing facilities, a multitude of activities are taking place throughout Employee Appreciation Week, including company divisions competing in team-building events such as soccer and softball tournaments, cooking competitions like “cupcake” wars and a chili cook-off, an all-employee barbecue, an awards ceremony where Medline’s senior executives recognize employees for their extraordinary performances and a private  evening at Six Flags Great America.

 “We recognize that our employees work hard and take great pride in making Medline successful and a special place to work,” said Mills. “In turn, we work hard to offer great benefits and create an environment to make Medline a place a great place to work.”

The company was recently named one of "Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™" based on the company's "exceptional human resources practices and impressive commitment to its employees." Medline has also been recognized by Becker’s magazine as one of the “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare,” Novation Award for Environmental Excellence Leadership Award and Practice Greenhealth Champion for Change Award. Some of the benefits Medline offers at its headquarters include a free, onsite fitness center with state-of-the art equipment, a mile-long nature walking path, discounted healthy meal options at its employee cafeteria and free onsite mammograms.

In addition to these activities in Lake County this week, Medline employees in more than 25 countries, including the company’s 47 distribution centers and 13 manufacturing sites, are participating in events, such as picnics, sports competitions and award ceremonies around the world to honor workers who have gone above and beyond.           

About Medline

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices and home care dealers. Medline has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives to support its broad product line, cost management services and clinical programs. More information on Medline can be found at www.medline.com.

- Medline submitted this information.


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