Our Purpose

Life Takes Care™

Since our founding, we have consistently been driven by a strong sense of purpose, because the work we do is vital and touches countless lives.

Life Takes Care captures the heart and soul of Owens & Minor, the unique, authentic, and undeniable role that we fulfill in the world of healthcare. Our Purpose, Life Takes Care, is the timeless north star that guides our day-to-day decision-making as well as our long-term strategic aspirations.

Owens & Minor exists in the world because every day, everywhere, Life Takes Care.

“Owens & Minor is a company with a rich history of supporting where, when, and how care is delivered. I am honored to work alongside our talented teammates, taking care of the business—and humanity—at the heart of healthcare.”
Edward A. Pesicka, President & Chief Executive Officer of Owens & Minor

Our Vision

Be the unstoppable and dynamic leader who connects patients and providers to trusted healthcare products and solutions.

Guided by our Purpose, grounded in our Vision, our ambition is to serve with remarkable impace on the patient journey, from the hospital to the home.

Our Mission

Empowering Our Customers To Advance Healthcare.®

Our customers and patients are at the heart of everything we do. We are vital to healthcare, leveraging our unstoppable strength and undeniable compassion to help empower the patients, providers, and communities we serve.

Our Values


Our shared IDEAL Values – Integrity, Development, Excellence, Accountability, and Listening are who we are; they help guide our daily interactions.

Our Story

O&M Halyard is focused on advancing health and healthcare by delivering clinically superior infection prevention and surgical solutions.

Our market-leading sterilization wrap, facial protection, specialty gloves, protective apparel, surgical drapes, and gowns are sold in more than 90 countries and throughout the APAC region.

Healthcare professionals choose O&M Halyard because of the quality, clinical superiority, and exceptional support of every Halyard product.

Our solutions keep pace with a complex and changing healthcare industry, protecting staff, surgical teams, and ultimately supporting better patient outcomes.

About Owens & Minor

Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is a Fortune 500 global healthcare solutions company providing essential products and services that support care from the hospital to the home.

For over 100 years, Owens & Minor and its affiliated brands, Apria®, Byram®, and HALYARD*, have helped to make each day better for the patients, providers, and communities we serve.

Powered by more than 20,000 teammates worldwide, Owens & Minor delivers comfort and confidence behind the scenes so healthcare stays at the forefront. Owens & Minor exists because every day, everywhere, Life Takes Care™.

For more information about Owens & Minor and our affiliated brands, visit owens-minor.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram.

Owens & Minor

Founded in 1882 and in the healthcare business for nearly 140 years

Publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: OMI)

Over 15,000 dedicated teammates

360,000 SKUs processed annually

150 Years of Care

Kimberly-Clark is launched.
KAYCEL* Fabric for surgical gowns introduces single -use protective apparel to the surgical suite preventing surgical infection
Kimberly-Clark forever changes the way surgical instruments are handled with KIMGUARD* Sterilization Wraps
The Halyard KNOWLEDGE NETWORK* was established in 2004, allowing KC and Halyard to become clinical education leaders
The HALYARD* brand is launched to double down on our commitment to helping improve health outcomes
Halyard Health becomes a part of the Owens & Minor family.