Medline buys Professional Hospital Supply

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Medline Industries Inc. said Monday it has acquired Professional Hospital Supply.

PHS was a medical and surgical supply distributer, and will continue to operate in Temecula, CA, under the PHS name as a Medline subsidiary. 

The combined companies will now have more than 12,000 employees worldwide and 350,000 medical and surgical products. Combined sales of the two companies in 2013 exceeded $6.6 billion, Medline said.

No financial terms of the acquisition were released.