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  • Distributors deliver to more than 295,000 sites of care including physician offices, hospitals, nursing homes, lab facilities and surgery centers

  • Distributors specialize in supplies so clinicians can focus on patients by managing the logistics and delivery processes, tracking customer inventory and processing returned goods and recalls

  • Distributors introduce new products and industry updates

  • Distributors reduce costs for storage and inventory by delivering products within 24 to 48 hours

  • Distributors give access – care providers gain “one stop shopping” to more than 200,000 medical products from over 2,200 manufacturers

  • Distributors save time and money – electronic ordering saves hospitals 77.2% off the cost of ordering products and supplies by phone or fax while also speeding the delivery process


Health Industry Distributors Association
310 Montgomery Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1516, Phone: (703) 549-4432, Fax: (703) 549-6495