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Cardinal Health EMEA

In EMEA, our recent acquisition of the Medtronic Patient Recovery business increases both our geographic reach and the support we can give healthcare providers. With time, our global efficiencies and intelligence will help us to deliver an increasingly greater depth of experience and benefit for patients in EMEA.

The Patient Recovery acquisition

In July 2017, Cardinal Health finalised the deal to acquire the Medtronic Patient Recovery business for $6.1 billion in cash, the largest acquisition in the history of the company . To ensure a smooth transition of the business, Medtronic has continued under a transition service agreement (TSA), to provide back-office support to Cardinal Health for the products including order management and fulfilment, accounts payable and receivable, service and repair, and customer service.

On July 29, 2017 Cardinal Health welcomed over 10,000 Medtronic colleagues across the globe into our business. In EMEA, around 650 new employees  joined the company based in 12 different countries – primarily in manufacturing (in Ireland and Germany) and sales.  When we exit our TSA in EMEA we will add a number of other employees in the Nordics and Emerging Markets to support our business into the future.

United States, Canada, Latin America and the Global Supply Chain exited their TSAs on July 27.

On October 26, 2018, we will exit the TSA for Patient Recovery customers in EMEA.  Cardinal Health will assume full responsibility for all services the following day, October 27, 2018.

Patient Recovery products

The rationale behind the acquisition was simple. It helps Cardinal Health to expand both our geographical reach and portfolio to meet a wider range of healthcare needs.  Product offerings moving to Cardinal Health include:

  • Compression
  • Enteral feeding
  • Electrodes
  • Thermometry
  • Operating Room
  • CardioThoracic
  • SharpSafety™
  • Needles & syringes
  • Wound care
  • Suction
  • Chart paper
  • Perinatal
  • Collection system offerings.

A full list of Patient Recovery products and product codes now owned by Cardinal Health are available here.

The Patient Recovery products will be managed by the Medical Solutions business  which also includes Cardinal Health branded surgical gloves, fluid management and wound drains. The Cordis™ business unit (acquired in 2015) sells coronary and peripheral intervention products. In addition, Cardinal Health also offers a unique range of inventory management solutions, under CIMS.™ 

For more information on products available in EMEA please check back mid-September for our new web pages.

For more information on products available in US please visit https://www.cardinalhealth.com/en/product-solutions/medical/patient-recovery.html.


Cardinal Health Globally

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customised solutions for hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide.

The company provides clinically-proven medical products and pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home. Cardinal Health connects patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for integrated care coordination and better patient management. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with approximately 50,000 employees in nearly 60 countries, Cardinal Health ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500.

Cardinal Health is more than a business, more than a partner, more than hard workers. It’s wings. Its unrivalled global scale and focused approach leads to better solutions. The company’s strength flows from four areas of expertise: logistics, product, business and patient solutions. Cardinal Health welcomes new challenges, anticipates trends, and as Wings, brings support, speed, and mile-high vision to all customers.

For more information on our global organisation please visit www.cardinalhealth.com.