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Owens & Minor's OMU Wins Prestigious Award 
Truitt Allcott

Owens & Minor University Wins Corporate University Xchange Award for Alliances: Making the Best Use of External Providers
12th Annual Awards for Excellence and Innovation Presented at Gala

Richmond, VA–Owens & Minor University was named as a winner at the 12th Annual Corporate University Xchange Awards for Excellence and Innovation at a gala dinner May 9, 2011 at the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The company received the Exemplary award for Excellence and Innovation in the category of Alliances: Making the Best Use of External Providers. Owens & Minor University (OMU) partnered with the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, to build a comprehensive leadership program to equip operating room nurse leaders with the knowledge and skills to effectively lead others in a clinical setting. OMU’s unique program is designed to provide coaching, mentorship, and collegial interaction as primary drivers for learning. Participation in leadership development activities is intended to develop emerging leaders who practice, train, coach, and serve as models and mentors for others. The Corporate University Xchange Awards for Excellence and Innovation salute corporate and government learning organizations that create exciting, impactful programs that result in measurable improvements in employee and business performance. Since 1999, the Awards, given by Corporate University Xchange (CorpU), the leading provider of corporate education research, benchmarking and advisory services for the enterprise learning marketplace, have set the standard for corporate learning.

"The winning programs show how important learning excellence is in enabling companies to execute their business strategy," said Peter McAteer, CEO of CorpU. "We congratulate them."

About Corporate University Xchange, Inc. Corporate University Xchange is a private membership of senior learning and talent executives. Founded in 1997, members pay an annual fee in exchange for access to cutting-edge research, practitioner-tested tools, and expertly facilitated peer-to-peer networking. For more information, please visit CorpU on the web at

Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) a FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is a leading national distributor of name-brand medical and surgical supplies and a healthcare supply-chain management company. Owens & Minor is also a member of the Russell 2000® Index, which measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe, as well as the S&P MidCap 400, which includes companies with a market capitalization of $1 billion to $4.4 billion that meet certain financial standards. With a diverse product and service offering and distribution centers throughout the United States, the company serves hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, alternate site locations, group purchasing organizations, and the federal government. Owens & Minor provides technology and consulting programs that improve inventory management and streamline logistics across the entire medical supply chain--from origin of product to patient bedside. For news releases, or for more information about Owens & Minor, visit

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