Owens & Minor, Inc. (O&M) is a distributor of medical and surgical supplies to the acute-care market and a healthcare supply-chain management company. In its acute-care supply distribution business, the Company distributes over 220,000 finished medical and surgical products produced by over 1,600 suppliers to approximately 4,500 healthcare provider customers from 55 distribution and service centers nationwide. Its primary distribution customers are acute-care hospitals. Other customers include the federal government, for which Owens & Minor serves as a prime vendor for medical and surgical supply distribution services for the United States Department of Defense. The Company serves alternate care providers including ambulatory surgery centers, physicians' practices, clinics, home healthcare organizations, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities. Effective October 1, 2008, the Company completed the acquisition of certain assets and liabilities of The Burrows Company.