B. Braun named McKesson Supplier of the Year

August 27, 2009

B. Braun Medical Inc. announced recently that it was named Surgery Center Market Supplier of the Year by McKesson's medical-surgical business unit. B. Braun received the award at McKesson's 2009 national sales meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

B. Braun Medical Inc. announced recently that it was named Surgery Center Market “Supplier of the Year” by McKesson’s medical-surgical business unit. B. Braun received the award at the McKesson 2009 National Sales Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

The award is important to the supplier because it proves B. Braun is “delivering on its promise of helping healthcare providers provide safer care,” said Eric Steen, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for B. Braun Medical Inc.

“We are honored that McKesson has selected us as ‘Supplier of the Year’ and are committed to continued collaboration with them to make certain their customers benefit from the most advanced products and services,” Steen said.

B. Braun is a leading manufacturer of infusion therapy and pain-management products with an environmentally friendly focus. The company provides medical equipment geared to infection prevention, medication safety, and environmental responsibility and promotes best practices that help clinicians reduce medication errors, prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), and achieve sustainability objectives.

The McKesson Medical-Surgical Supplier of the Year Award recognizes medical suppliers and vendors for their strong commitment to collaboration and ability to achieve shared goals, according to a statement released by McKesson.

The award is based on criteria that include excellence in customer service, sales profitability, operational efficiency, delivery of customer value throughout the supply chain, and successful collaboration with McKesson on product launches, promotions, and other joint marketing activities.