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About Welmed

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Surgical Gown

Founded in 2006, Welmed was formed as a unified vision by Jie Tan and Dave Fliss. Jie Tan, serves as President, CEO and Founder and Dave serving as Co-Founder and Partner. The initial vision to form Welmed was led by overwhelming requests from long-standing customer and factory relationships from their previous days at several competitive medical product manufacturers. The message they heard was clear, concise and presented many significant opportunities for a new business venture.

Global Presence 

Today, Welmed is a woman-ownedprivately-held, flat and nimble organization. With a strong global presence, Welmed delivers disposable medical products to customers and thousands of end-users every day. Welmed takes tremendous pride in its success and is an empowered organization who believes in an efficient infrastructure to utilize long-standing factory relationships to build quality products for its loyal customers.

  • Headquarters – Chicago, Illinois
  • Satellite Offices – Shanghai, China
  • Warehousing/Distribution – Memphis, Michigan & Houston
  • Certified Factories – China, Dominican Republic, & United States
  • Material Sourcing – Brazil, China, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United States

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Strategic Partnerships

Welmed is a contracted supplier with a number of the largest Group Purchasing Organizations including Premier, Vizient and Intalere.  Our contracts extend across a number of product categories including Surgical Drapes and Gowns, Personal Protective Apparel and Cubicle Curtains.  Our strategic GPO partnerships enables Welmed to deliver affordable, quality, disposable surgical products to end-user hospitals and alternate sites. 

Our Team


We manage our infrastructure and personnel resources based on our customer needs. Today, the Welmed Team has more than hundreds of years of combined experience in the healthcare industry, working with companies such as Medline, Cardinal, Baxter, Kimberly Clark, Covidien, PHS and IMC. The strength of our team is driven by focused experience in Product Development, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs and Operational Logistics.


Just as important as listening to our customers, we understand the significance of consistently gathering input from the end-users of the product. To support these efforts, Welmed has a strong network of Registered Nurses available to provide our customers regular in-service and on-site training.