Alexian Brothers Outsources Transportation to Medspeed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALEXIAN BROTHERS OUTSOURCES
TRANSPORTATION TO MEDSPEED
-Leading Healthcare Logistics
Company Partners with Illinois Health System-
CHICAGO, November 2, 2009 - MedSpeed LLC, the
Midwest's leading provider of integrated transportation services to
the healthcare industry, announced today that it has formed a
transportation partnership with Alexian Brothers Health System.
Founded in 1866, the Alexian Brothers Hospital Network is comprised
of four hospitals which serve the two million residents of
Chicago's growing Northwest suburbs.
Looking to simplify its transportation and logistics operations,
Alexian Brothers engaged in a search to identify a strategic
transportation partnership. "Our courier operations had become very
expensive and burdensome," said Patrick Trim, Vice President of
Supply Chain. "We wanted to consolidate our transportation network
and improve quality. MedSpeed analyzed our operations and found
that they could not only enhance service, but also provide cost
savings," continued Trim.
MedSpeed began working with Alexian Brothers in October 2009 and
grew its existing hub operations in Elmhurst, IL to support the
health system. With a 100% employee-based workforce, company owned
fleet and sophisticated scanning and tracking software, the
MedSpeed operation has integrated and streamlined business
processes for the movement of specimens, pharmaceuticals, radiology
films, supplies, mail and medical records.
"We are very excited to partner with such a deep-rooted and
respected health system," said Jake Crampton, Chief Executive
Officer of MedSpeed. "I am confident the customized solution we
have designed will drive quality and streamline transportation for
the entire Alexian Brothers network," continued Crampton.
MedSpeed is an innovative provider of transportation services
exclusively to the healthcare industry. MedSpeed designs and
executes centralized transportation outsourcing solutions for
integrated healthcare delivery networks, independent clinical
laboratories, blood banks, and institutional pharmacies. ISO
certified and governed under the principles of Lean Six Sigma,
MedSpeed helps its healthcare customers improve and standardize
service, reduce costs and focus on core goals. For more
information, visit www.medspeed.com.