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Novation Named Among “The Best of the Best” Supplier Diversity Programs by U.S. Veterans Magazine

Novation is highlighted as an organization that offers opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans, spouses and veteran business owners

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07/09/15

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IRVING, Texas
"This recognition by U.S. Veterans Magazine is a testament to our belief that diverse suppliers are of crucial importance to a successful supply chain process. Through our Supplier Diversity Program, we will continue to foster relationships between large and diverse suppliers."

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 owners.

The annual list serves to give guidance and current information to readers with the goal of spurring more active outreach and diversity policies among government agencies and corporate entities. Study results are valuable to jobseekers, business owners, students, consumers and managers.

“Novation has a strong and ongoing commitment to encouraging and supporting diverse suppliers,” said Cathy Denning, Novation’s senior vice president of sourcing operations. “This recognition by U.S. Veterans Magazine is a testament to our belief that diverse suppliers are of crucial importance to a successful supply chain process. Through our Supplier Diversity Program, we will continue to foster relationships between large and diverse suppliers.”

Since its inception in 1999, Novation’s Supplier Diversity Program has worked with Minority, Women, Veteran, and Small Business Enterprises by providing support and networking opportunities that raises their visibility and helps them connect with prospective customers. In 2014, alliance members and affiliates served by Novation purchased approximately $1.1 billion in goods and services directly from small and diverse suppliers. In addition, Tier II (subcontractor) spend with diverse suppliers was approximately $1 billion in 2014.

About U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM)

The mission of the U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) is simple: open up immediate, lucrative employment, business and supplier opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans, and veteran business owners within the federal government, as well as corporate America. In turn, they link companies and government entities to qualified career and business candidates from the ranks of the nation's veterans. The magazine provides the latest, most important veteran news, covering virtually every industry, business and profession. This includes up-to-date statistics on workforce diversity, as well as business-to-business trends. They offer both recruitment and business opportunities, along with accurate, timely conferences and event calendars. And, just as importantly, they spotlight inspiring role models and notable mentors. USVM is a WBENC-certified company.

About Novation, Recipient of the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Inside Certification

Novation is the nation’s leading health care services company, focused on revolutionizing operational performance for more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista LLC. Novation’s progressive approach to cost performance, data and intelligence, and integrated advisory solutions helps health care providers envision and advance new models of cost-effective, high-quality care. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Novation is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior and twice has been honored with the Ethisphere Institute’s coveted Ethics Inside® Certification, and has been named four years consecutively to Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list. To learn more about Novation, please visit novationco.com and follow @NovationNews on Twitter.

Contact:

Novation
Jason Harris, 972-581-5930
jaharris@novationco.com

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