About 200 hospitals across the U.S. outsource the management of their inpatient pharmacy to Cardinal Health because of our proven expertise and track record of improving efficiency and safety within inpatient pharmacies.
The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease.
In fiscal 2010, Cardinal had revenues of $98.5 billion and net income of $642.2 million.
In 1971, Robert Walter founded Cardinal Foods, a food wholesaler. In 1979, the company would move into drug wholesaling with the purchase of Bailey Drug Company. The new company was called Cardinal Distribution. Cardinal would expand its drug distribution services through acquisitions and sold off its food services operations in 1988. The company would become Cardinal Health in 1994 and continued to acquire several more companies in the healthcare distribution field to become the giant it is today.
CareFusion Corp. was spun off from Cardinal Health in 2009 as a separately traded company. The global company serves the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of health care. CareFusion develops market-leading technologies including Alaris IV pumps, Pyxis automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AVEA and Pulmonetic Systems ventilation and respiratory products, ChloraPrep for infection prevention and MedMined services for infection surveillance, neurological monitoring and diagnostic products, V. Mueller surgical instruments and an extensive line of products that support interventional medicine. CareFusion has 15,000 employees.
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Updated May 21, 2011