all press releases

  • 07/22/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The combined effects of health care reform, increasing merger and acquisition activity and intense cost pressures are challenging independent, community hospitals to remain viable in the health care marketplace. In response to these shifting market dynamics, the members of the Independent Hospital Network (IHN) Sourcing Group selected VHA DataLYNX to help gain control over its supply spend, improve data quality and completeness – increasingmore...
  • 07/13/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novation’s Period 3 National Group Buys — effective from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2015 — offer significant savings and value-added benefits to the more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista. Period 3’s Group Buys feature several new categories and several first-time participating suppliers, to help the organizations Novation serves save even more moneymore...
  • 07/09/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novation, the nation’s largest health care services company, was recently recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine on its annual “Best of the Best” list for Supplier Diversity Programs. The magazine polled hundreds of Fortune 1,000 companies to arrive at this nonbiased list of organizations that offer the best opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans, spouses and veteran business ownersmore...
  • 07/07/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novation is committed to protecting the health of patients and ensuring quality products remain available. With the emergence of avian flu, or highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), NOVAFOOD® has taken proactive measures to ensure contracted egg suppliers continue to offer safe and affordable products to the members and affiliates Novation serves. HPAI is a virus that has been identified in some commercial poultry flocksmore...
  • 06/29/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novation, the nation’s largest health care services company, has released a new white paper, Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Item Master. Hospital systems are constantly evaluating opportunities to improve patient outcomes and safety, while reducing the overall cost of care. This white paper examines the impact that incomplete data has on hospital supply chains as well as best practices for implementing effectivemore...
  • 06/23/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novation, the nation’s leading health care services company, announced its 2015 Innovative Technology Expo, to be held Nov. 4 at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. This industry-leading event brings together hospital representatives and suppliers to share and collaborate on the latest technologies. Last year’s event had over 700 attendees. More than 120 supplier companies attended, exhibitingmore...
  • 06/10/15
    Novation, the nation’s leading healthcare services company, today recognized more than 255 hospitals and health systems across the country that have excelled at lowering supply chain costs through Novation’s IMPACT™ Standardization Programs. In 2014, $115 million in total savings was recognized by participating members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista LLC who were compliant with the standardization categories and program terms.Novation honors 134 members thatmore...
  • 06/09/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--L+M Healthcare (L+M), a not-for-profit regional health system based in New London, Conn., has become a new member of VHA Inc., which recently combined with UHC to form the largest member-owned health care company in the country. L+M will be served locally by VHA New England and will also be a member of the Northeast Purchasing Coalition, a VHA SupplyNetwork owned by 19 VHA New England members, which serves more than 70 acute care facilities in sixmore...
  • 06/05/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship, held on June 2 in Washington, D.C., brought together key stakeholders to discuss strategies to improve antibiotic use and prescribing in the U.S. VHA Inc. participated in the invitation-only event as a stakeholder who supports efforts that encourage the appropriate use of antibiotics through antibiotic stewardship programs in the health care setting. The goal of the White House Forum onmore...
  • 06/05/15
    VHA Inc. and Novation have received the 2015 Champion for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth for their collaborative efforts toward greening their internal operations and helping their members improve their environmental footprint. Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care resource that promotes environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and outcomes.“We are proud to receive this award from Practice Greenhealth for our internal sustainability efforts as well asmore...