DUBLIN, OHIO – Cardinal Health has been awarded a $57.8 million contract, including options that if exercised by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) could reach $91.6 million, for the storage and distribution of 80,000 pallets of personal protective equipment (PPE) to support the country’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).
With its expansive distribution network, Cardinal Health can provide rapid deployment and delivery of SNS product throughout the US and its territories, as directed by the government, to assist with critical PPE needs in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as other national or localised public health emergencies.
PPE product within the SNS, to be stored across US Cardinal Health medical facilities, includes inventory from multiple manufacturers and vendors to be provided to multiple institutions.
“Cardinal Health is uniquely positioned to get critical products to healthcare providers and first responders as effectively, safely, and swiftly as possible in response to the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Steve Mason, CEO of the company’s medical segment. “We are proud to help the country by providing this critical pandemic support in partnership with the US government."
Cardinal Health is a distributor of pharmaceuticals, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical and laboratory products, and a provider of performance and data solutions for healthcare facilities. With operations in more than 40 countries, it has approximately 48,000 employees globally.