Allina Health names MedSpeed as partner to provide system-wide health care logistics

MINNEAPOLIS and ELMHURST, Ill. (May 18, 2023) —MedSpeed, the market-leading provider of same-day logistics services to the healthcare industry, and Allina Health, a nonprofit healthcare system dedicated to enhancing the health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, have formed a new partnership. MedSpeed now provides the system-wide, last mile movement of Allina Health’s physical materials, such as specimens, supplies, pharmaceuticals and more.

"Each day, medical couriers play a critical role in health care delivery, for example, a patient's diagnosis relies on a specimen safely getting to the right place in a timely manner," said Sarah Charai, System Director, Allina Health Supply Chain Operations. "MedSpeed is a proven leader in health care logistics with a committed team of experienced employees. We look forward to having their team complement our current staff as together we deliver on our mission to provide exceptional care to the communities we serve.” 

MedSpeed’s nearly 25 years of expertise will enable Allina Health to more effectively utilize its scale, mitigate risk and enable the health system to focus on care delivery. 

“When we formed this partnership with Allina Health, their goal was to streamline operations into a singular strategic network while also improving quality and service reliability,” said Kent Creasman, Chief Commercial Officer, MedSpeed. “We created a customized and integrated network for them that standardizes quality control and chain of custody across all departments. The data and analytics we deliver provide greater oversight for their leadership team enabling Allina Health to deliver a better patient experience.”

“By creating a connected and integrated network, MedSpeed has improved an important part of our infrastructure. MedSpeed’s partnership and expertise will be tremendous assets as Allina Health enhances supply chain efficiencies for future cost savings,” said Charai.


About MedSpeed

MedSpeed integrates healthcare organizations through the system-wide, last mile movement of physical materials: specimens, pharmaceuticals, supplies and more. It transforms transportation into a strategic asset that more effectively utilizes scale, reduces risk, eliminates redundancies and centralizes services. The company has grown from a Chicago-based startup into a national enterprise with over 150 hub operations across 32 states. Its client base includes 29 of the top 100 health systems in the country.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A nonprofit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospital campuses, 14 retail pharmacies, and many specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services. Learn more at and join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.