MCHENRY, Ill., March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela LLC, the #1 recommended breast pump brand*, announced it has been awarded a group purchasing contract for Lactation Care from Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country.
The contract from Vizient recognizes Medela's commitment to providing research-based breast milk feeding solutions to support a mother's ability to provide the life-giving benefits of breast milk to her baby. The new agreement for Lactation Care includes breast pumps. This is in addition to Vizient contracts for Medela's full product portfolio from their Human Milk business unit, which includes enteral feeding and accessories.
"Medela is committed to supporting the health of infants and moms by providing research-based innovations that encourage and improve their breastfeeding journey," said Melissa Gonzales, executive vice president of North America for Medela LLC. "We are honored to receive this contract from Vizient, as it serves to reflect our commitment to offering solutions that make it easier to provide every baby with the life-giving benefits of breast milk."
Vizient's diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents approximately $100 billion in annual purchasing volume.
To learn more about Medela, visit MedelaBreastfeedingUS.com. To request information about how to purchase, use this online form or contact a Medela field sales consultant.
Founded in 1961, Medela is led by Michael Larsson and concentrates on two business units: "Human Milk," providing research-based breast milk feeding solutions, and "Healthcare," engineering and manufacturing medical vacuum technology solutions. Medela is headquartered in Switzerland and has 19 subsidiaries, distributing its products to more than 100 countries throughout the world. For more information, visit www.Medela.com.
About Medela LLC
Medela's US-based manufacturing and development facility is headquartered in McHenry, Illinois. Every year, more than one million mothers in the U.S. rely on Medela's technology. As the #1 breast pump brand*, Medela provides the best in research-based breast milk feeding products and clinical education to support moms' breast milk feeding journey. The company is fully dedicated to supporting mothers so that they can provide breast milk to their baby for as long as they choose. For more information, visit www.MedelaBreastfeedingUS.com.
*QuintilesIMS ProVoice Survey; Nov-Oct 2018.
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