all press releases

  • 04/21/15
    Novation, the leading health care services company for more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium, Children's Hospital Association and Provista, announced today that Mark Cartwright, Novation’s senior director of Supplier Diversity, has been recognized by Women’s Enterprise USA magazine as one of its Top 100 Leaders in Supplier Diversity.WE USA developed the list of leaders after reviewing hundreds of diversity professionals and narrowingmore...
  • 04/10/15
    Novation, the nation’s leading health care services company, announced that its Period 2 National Group Buys launched April 1 and will be effective through June 30.Novation’s Group Buys provide significant savings and value-added benefits to the participating members of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista by combining member purchasing volume to maximize savings opportunities. In addition to price, Novation’s Group Buys often provide valuemore...
  • 04/09/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VHA Inc., which recently combined with UHC to form the largest member-owned health care company in the country, announced it has been awarded LEED Silver Certification for Commercial Interiors from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the company’s headquarters, which includes Novation and Provista, at 250/290 E. John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas. VHA’s campus is the largest of the four LEED Interior Design and Construction projectsmore...
  • 04/01/15
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, and University HealthSystem Consortium, the alliance of the nation's leading not-for-profit academic medical centers, today announced the close of their transaction, that combines the businesses and operations of both organizations. The combined organization will continue to use separate market-facing brands until a new name is announced in early 2016. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.The newly combined organization offers superiormore...
  • 03/31/15
    UHC has released the findings of a new study that evaluated the use of medical devices based on cost and quality outcomes to uncover several trends related to high-priced physician preference items (PPIs). The study examined utilization of PPIs—which can account for 30% to 40% of a hospital’s supply expenses1—at 10 academic medical centers, focusing on procedures utilizing orthopedic implants, coronary and peripheral stents, and cardiac valves.The study, begun in 2013, integrated the pilotmore...
  • 03/23/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VHA Inc. and the Jefferson School of Population Health will host a symposium focused on how hospitals can integrate population health into their care delivery models. The event will be held April 14-15 in Atlanta and is the second in a series of population health symposia that are part of VHA’s agreement with the Jefferson School of Population Health, to jointly create professional development programs onmore...
  • 03/23/15
    UHC announced today that Beaumont Health has partnered with UHC and its supply contracting company, Novation, on a new two-year initiative designed to increase cost savings and supply chain performance improvement. A leading nonprofit health care organization, Beaumont Health comprises Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care, and Oakwood Healthcare, encompassing eight hospitals and 163 outpatient sites. The new initiative,more...
  • 03/19/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VHA Inc. announced today it will host a series of free webinars focused on four different aspects of supply chain management for health systems. The “Supply Chain Strategies for Success” webinars will be led by VHA experts who will share leading practices and other insights that health care supply chain managers can use to reduce costs and improve operational performance. The webinar series is open to all hospitals andmore...
  • 03/18/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VHA Inc. today announced it is offering a web conference education series in April on new and challenging compliance-related requirements for certification with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The four-part series will be presented by Sue Dill Calloway, R.N., M.S.N., J.D. and president of Patient Safety and Healthcare, a leading expert on CMS Conditions of Participation (CoP) issuesmore...
  • 03/09/15
    Novation, the leading health care solutions company for more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista, announced today that it has been recognized for the fourth straight year by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®. The World’s Most Ethical Companiesmore...