all press releases

  • 01/30/14
    As the impact of influenza activity remains high across the United States, Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company is supporting the hospital members it serves through its robust infection prevention portfolio with new supplier agreements, alignment of resources and advocacy to resolve shortages of critical supplies to address the flu and other infections seen in hospitals. Duemore...
  • 01/23/14
    Sandbox Medical today announced that its new line of JollyPop pacifiers are available through a partnership with NOVAPLUS, the private-label brand of Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company. The new NOVAPLUS contract for JollyPop pacifiers, effective Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2017, is the latest innovation from Sandbox Medical co-founder and partner Read McCarty, who previouslymore...
  • 01/21/14
    Kimberly-Clark and Novation today announced that for the first time in the history of the Kleenex® brand, Kimberly-Clark is offering its complete line of hand-hygiene products via an exclusive contract through NOVAPLUS, the leading private-label brand for hospitals. The new five-year agreement represents the first NOVAPLUS contract for hand-hygiene products. Through the agreement, Kleenex and Scott® antimicrobial hand soap and washes,more...
  • 01/15/14
    MedAssets today announced that it has renewed a multi-year agreement with Kaiser Permanente, the largest healthcare provider in California, to provide Strategic Sourcing and Spend Analytics solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, MedAssets will continue to serve as the exclusive group purchasing organization for Kaiser Permanente facilities across the country.MedAssets national contract portfolio helps healthcare organizations meet or exceed supply and/or purchased services cost reductionmore...
  • 01/15/14
    Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company, awarded several new IT value-added reseller (VAR) national contracts that expand its portfolio to provide hospital organizations with IT goods and services at lower costs. These include manufacturer product and service agreements, as well as value-added services such as initiative assistance and ongoing IT consulting support. New Novationmore...
  • 01/08/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care membership network, has named Anna Fox as senior vice president and executive officer of VHA Central. In her role, Fox oversees the strategy and operations for the four-state region covering Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. She also guides program development and services to help members achieve their clinical and operational goals. “Anna has an outstanding background in supply chain and groupmore...
  • 01/06/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, is providing members insight into their current performance in three key areas – clinical, financial and operational – via the VHA IMPERATIV® Integrated Performance Scorecard. VHA’s Scorecard enables these health care organizations to quickly assess how they are performing and identify opportunities for improvement. The Scorecard is available through the VHA IMPERATIV portal. “Clinical excellencemore...
  • 01/06/14
    VHA Inc., the national network of not-for-profit health care organizations, announced that its Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) will continue its quality improvement efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions by 40% and reduce readmissions by 20% for an additional year. VHA’s HEN, part of the federal Partnership for Patients initiative, is the third largest in the country and helps its nearly 200 participating hospitals improve in ten areas of focus ranging from falls and surgical sitemore...