all press releases

  • 01/29/15
    Novation, the leading health care services company, announce today that its national Group Buys for the first period of 2015 were launched Jan. 1, 2015, and will be effective through March 31. Novation’s Group Buys provide significant savings and value-added benefits to the participating members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista by combining member purchasing volume to maximize savings opportunities. Inmore...
  • 01/28/15
    UHC welcomes Scott Pecore and Mary Starr as regional vice presidents of UHC Supply Chain Service Delivery.Pecore and Starr will be responsible for helping members lower supply chain costs while increasing efficiency and improving quality of care. They will work with members to identify contracting opportunities to reduce supply chain spend by using the portfolios of UHC and its supply contracting company, Novation. Pecore and Starr will develop, direct, and lead multidisciplinary teams ofmore...
  • 01/14/15
    B'nai B'rith International announces Irene M. Thompson, president and CEO of the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) as recipient of the National Healthcare Award, which has recognized outstanding leaders in the health care field for more than 30 years. A gala award dinner will be held in her honor on June 22 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago. For three decades, B'nai B'rith has underscored the outstanding work of health caremore...
  • 01/07/15
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, today announced it has completed the acquisition of assets of Medical Development Specialists, LLC (“MDS”), a health care consulting firm located in Torrance, Calif., known in the industry as MDS Consulting. “MDS is a well-respected company with deep industry expertise and a track record for designing effective business transformation strategies for even the most complex health caremore...
  • 12/03/14
    UHC has released an enhanced version of SpendLINK®, its supply chain business intelligence tool that provides data-driven insights to help health care organizations analyze total spend, identify cost savings, and benchmark supply chain performance.The updated SpendLINK® features an intuitive new interface that has been optimized to enable users to quickly navigate key reports, easily visualize trends in their supply chain data, and pinpoint areas of opportunity. Underscoring the need formore...
  • 11/13/14
    UHC welcomes Laurance A. Reed as vice president, Member Insights, in UHC’s Member Relations and Insights department.Reed will be responsible for the development and enhancement of strategic partnerships with executive and clinical leaders at UHC member academic medical centers. He will identify members’ needs and priorities and facilitate value-added access to UHC programs and subject-matter expertise that can help them maximize their improvement opportunities.“We welcome Laurance to UHC,”more...
  • 11/03/14
    Novation, the health care services company for the members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista LLC, today commended the Health Care Supply Chain Association’s (HSCA) Committee for Healthcare eStandards (CHeS) for its launch of the Total Visibility Project. The project establishes a data synchronization best practice for product information that will improve patient safety and efficiency in the health care supply chainmore...
  • 11/02/14
    MedAssets, Inc. and Pamplona Capital Management today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Pamplona will acquire MedAssets for $31.35 per share in cash. The purchase price represents a 44.5% premium to the 30 trading day volume weighted average price of MedAssets common stock and an enterprise value of approximately $2.7 billion."Since February, our executive leadership team has been developing and implementing our business transformation and value creation planmore...
  • 10/27/14
    UHC and AVIA announced that CaptureProof is the winner of the second UHC Startup Challenge: Innovation Delivered. The Startup Challenge was a live competition held at the UHC Annual Conference 2014, “Revolution,” on October 24, in Las Vegas, NV. CaptureProof will receive a $10,000 grand prize and advisory support from UHC and AVIA for 1 year.CaptureProof was among 5 digital entrepreneurs in the health care field that participated in the Startup Challenge. Each company was allotted 7 minutes tomore...
  • 10/23/14
    UHC announced today the top-performing academic medical centers that have won the 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to UHC member academic medical centers that have demonstrated superior performance in delivering high-quality, safe, efficient, patient-centered, and equitable care.The 2014 winners are:NYU Langone Medical CenterMayo Clinic Hospital – RochesterThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterBeaumont Hospital, Royal OakRush University Medical CenterUniversity ofmore...