Emergency and Pandemic Preparedness

Disasters don’t wait for response plans, budget allocations and communication strategies. We can help you be ready.

A Planned Approach to the Unexpected

Emergency situations don’t wait for response plans, budget allocations and communication strategies to be developed before their impacts are felt, and state and federal resources may not meet the level of support needed to sustain your supply chain in a crisis. When disaster strikes, you want to know you have preparedness plans in place that you can quickly activate. That’s where Owens & Minor comes in.

Peace of mind comes with being prepared.

Partnering with Owens & Minor means you benefit from proactive, customized and actionable preparedness plans, designed to enhance your response capabilities plus eliminate unnecessary costs and disruptions.

Customized, flexible planning
To implement plans best suited for your health system, that directly support your needs, budget, and capabilities, we work closely not only with you, but also with suppliers, industry associations, and state and federal agencies such as FEMA, DoD, and HHS to ensure the safety of patients.
Manufacturing across the Americas
Because we manufacture a range of PPE products across the Americas our customers have access to critical healthcare supplies that they need. That means we can reliably deliver in 2 weeks to 30 days, where Asia-based supply chains can take 3 months or more to deliver.
Strong supplier relationships for rapid response
We've built a responsive global portfolio of over 1,200 branded manufacturers
and a network of distribution centers serving more than 4,000 facilities nationwide, each with emergency action plans and protocols in place, so that we're always prepared for a rapid response

We're always ready, so you're always able


Owens & Minor’s robust manufacturing footprint and extensive supplier network help ensure your supply chain runs smoothly no matter the situation.

80%
Americas-based Manufacturing
4000+
Provider Facilities Served
1,200
Branded Suppliers

How it Works


Disaster preparedness efforts are developed from a clear, three-phase approach that allows for a rapid, sound response for any emergency situation, with or without warning. Here is a three-phase approach for effective response

Pre-Planning
Establish Action Plans
Response and Delivery
Prevent Service Disruptions
Follow-Up
Ongoing Review and Improvement
"Owens & Minor has kept us prepared for where the market is going. Product scarcity has consistently changed, while time and time again they’ve helped us see where issues would arise. You hear about hospitals across the country and the world not having enough supplies or having to unsafely conserve. We have not had those supply chain issues thanks to preparedness, proactive ordering, and planning, and a large part of our success is related to Owens & Minor."
- Prisma Health

Not a Matter of If, But When

The COVID-19 global pandemic has challenged the world and the industry in unprecedented ways. But it has also reinforced the need for emergency and pandemic preparedness. Owens & Minor took significant action at the start of the pandemic to protect our teammates, ensure continuity of supply, and uphold our commitment and ability to serve. We are confident our robust planning can help your health system.

27% Nurses reported they had been exposed to confirmed COVID-19 patients without wearing appropriate PPE²
48.1% Average percentage of healthcare institutions with one week or less of 9 key PPE supplies

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