Founded in Richmond, Virginia, in 1882, Owens & Minor is the nation’s leading distributor of medical and surgical supplies to the acute-care market and a leading provider of healthcare supply chain management solutions.
For the first 110 years, our company provided pharmaceutical, and medical and surgical supplies to drugstores and hospitals throughout selected areas of the United States. In 1992, we made a decision to sell our wholesale drug business and focus entirely on the medical/surgical marketplace. This wise decision has paid huge dividends.
Today, our 5,100 teammates in 55 distribution centers and our home office serve 4,500 hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, alternate care locations, and the federal government with a comprehensive offering of medical and surgical products. The majority of our sales are consumable goods, such as disposable gloves, dressings, endoscopic products, needles and syringes, sterile procedure trays, surgical products and gowns, and urological and wound-closure products.
We have established a great reputation for providing superior, world-class service and continually strive to exceed our customers’ expectations. We understand that if we take great care of our customers, they will take great care of us.
Owens & Minor’s common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol OMI. Our goal is to deliver long-term value to our shareholders and we have paid dividends consistently since 1930. Delivering the difference is our mantra, and we strive every day to live up to that.