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Kaiser Permanente drops $525 million contract with Owens & Minor
Modern Healthcare

Kaiser Permanente has dropped its $525 million contract with Owens & Minor for medical-surgical supply distribution, marking the second time that the supplier has reported a major contract loss in less than a year.The Richmond, Va.-based publicly traded company said that a “large national healthcare provider customer” recently declined to renew its contract. Owens & Minor didn’t disclose the name of the health system, but Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente confirmed that it had dropped Owens & Minor and signed a new distribution contract with Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health.Owens & Minor didn’t immediately return a request for comment.