Owens & Minor Receives Prestigious Supplier Awards in Recognition of Pandemic Response

Presented by Premier, Inc., the awards distinguish Owens & Minor’s contributions to help healthcare providers access critical supplies during COVID-19

June 15, 2021

Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE-OMI) has been honored for its exemplary efforts supporting continuity of essential healthcare supplies during the pandemic with the receipt of two awards: the 2021 Supplier Legacy Award and the COVID-19 Award for Most Supportive Supplier.

Presented by Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement and technology company, the awards recognize Owens & Minor’s innovation, industry fellowship, and leadership during the global crisis.

“Owens & Minor has been an incredible partner to Premier and our members, collaborating to source hard-to-procure materials throughout the pandemic,” said David A. Hargraves, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Premier. “Their proactive nature and responsiveness to member requests were both notable and deeply valued, and we remain grateful for their team’s ongoing collaboration.”

Owens & Minor took swift action during the earliest days of the pandemic, implementing robust safety protocols and ramping up Americas-based manufacturing to help maintain supply resiliency in the midst of extraordinary circumstances. As the needs of healthcare providers continue to evolve, Owens & Minor remains focused on supply resilience and driving ongoing efficiency for its healthcare customers.

“Throughout each phase of the industry’s collective COVID-19 response, Owens & Minor’s top priority was serving our Mission of Empowering Our Customers to Advance HealthcareTM,” said Edward A. Pesicka, President & CEO, Owens & Minor. “We’re extremely honored to be recognized by a trusted partner like Premier for our contributions and look forward to continuing to serve the healthcare community with outstanding service and innovative solutions for an ever-changing industry landscape.”

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