Martha H. Marsh, Retired President & CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Named to the Owens & Minor Board of Directors

  Martha H. Marsh, Retired President & CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics,
  Named to the Owens & Minor Board of Directors

Business Wire

RICHMOND, Va. -- October 22, 2012

Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE-OMI) announced today that its board of directors has
elected Martha H. Marsh, retired President & Chief Executive Officer of
Stanford Hospital & Clinics, to serve on the Owens & Minor board of directors,
effective October 18, 2012. Marsh, 63, is expected to be nominated as a
director for election by the shareholders at the April 2013 Annual Meeting of
Owens & Minor’s Shareholders. Marsh retired from Stanford Hospital & Clinics
in 2010, after leading the institution for eight years.

Prior to her leadership role at Stanford Hospital, which is affiliated with
Stanford University, Marsh was Chief Executive Officer of the UC Davis Medical
Center. She also served as Senior Vice President for Professional Services &
Managed Care for the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia,
and prior to that, she served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of
the Matthew Thornton Health Plan and as Chief Operating Officer of Elliott
Hospital. Educated at the University of Rochester, Marsh earned MPH and MBA
degrees from Columbia University. She currently serves on the board of AMN
Healthcare Services, Inc.

“The wealth of expertise that Martha brings to Owens & Minor cannot be
overstated,” said Craig R. Smith, president & chief executive officer of Owens
& Minor. “She has been a leader in the healthcare industry and in hospital
management for more than thirty years, and we will greatly benefit from her
experience and knowledge of the acute-care industry.”

Marsh was named one of the nation’s 100 most powerful people in healthcare by
Modern Healthcare magazine in 2004, and she has been named one of the Most
Influential Women in Business by the San Jose Business Journal and the San
Francisco Business Times over many years.

Owens & Minor, Inc., (NYSE: OMI) a FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in
Richmond, Virginia, is a leading national distributor of name-brand medical
and surgical supplies and a healthcare supply-chain management company. Owens
& Minor is also a member of the Russell 2000^® Index, which measures the
performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe, as well as
the S&P MidCap 400, which includes companies with a market capitalization of
$1 billion to $4.4 billion that meet certain financial standards. With a
diverse product and service offering and distribution centers throughout the
United States, the company serves hospitals, integrated healthcare systems,
alternate site locations, group purchasing organizations, healthcare
suppliers, and the federal government. Owens & Minor provides technology and
consulting programs that improve inventory management and streamline logistics
across the entire medical supply chain--from origin of product to patient
bedside. For news releases, or for more information about Owens & Minor, visit
the company website at


Owens & Minor
Trudi Allcott, 804-723-7555
Director, Investor & Media Relations
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