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Novation Recognizes More Than 200 Hospitals and Health Networks for Achievements in Standardization

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09/15/14

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IRVING, Texas
"In today’s healthcare environment it’s no surprise that hospitals nationwide are doing everything possible to contain operating costs and reduce supply expenses. At Parkland, the Supply Chain Division has employed a number of strategies to accomplish this"

Novation, the leading health care services company, today recognized more than 200 health care providers across the country that have demonstrated excellence in lowering costs through the use of IMPACT Standardization Programs™. Winners included members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista Inc. who participated in all standardization categories or obtained significant value in rebates.

Novation honored organizations in two key categories:

  • 117 hospitals that saved $250,000 or more through rebates
  • 85 hospitals that used all of Novation’s current 11 IMPACT Standardization Programs

One leading organization is Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, which first opened its doors in 1894 and is now one of the largest public hospital systems in the country, licensed for 861 adult beds, 107 neonatal beds and has more than 10,000 employees.

“In today’s healthcare environment it’s no surprise that hospitals nationwide are doing everything possible to contain operating costs and reduce supply expenses. At Parkland, the Supply Chain Division has employed a number of strategies to accomplish this,” said Parkland director, Value Analysis, Otar Sarishvili, MD, MBA.

“A strategy where Parkland has had a high degree of success has been regular participation in standardization programs offered through Novation. Through collaboration with physicians and clinical staff we are able to maximize compliance with these programs, while providing high quality products for our patients. This, in turn, has resulted in enhanced value in the form of standardization rebates and effectively a net cost reduction on our purchases, as well as operational efficiencies including the decrease in variation, inventory management, the ease of ordering, etc. During 2013 alone, Parkland’s standardization-related savings exceeded $600,000. Today we continue successful participation in IMPACT Standardization Programs,” said Sarishvili.

Another leader in achieving cost savings is Sanford Health, an integrated health system based in the Dakotas, and the largest rural, not-for-profit health system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in nine states with 27,000 employees.

“Sanford is delighted to be recognized by Novation for our advances in reducing costs to the patients we serve,” said Marlys Harnisch, executive director, Supply Chain Management, Sanford Health. “As a large IDN that has experienced dynamic growth in recent years, product standardization has been a key component in managing variation over our expanded 260,000 square mile service area. Novation’s IMPACT Standardization Programs have supported Sanford’s cost reduction efforts through new formulary development as well as driving greater compliance with our existing contracts.”

For more than 18 years, Novation has been an industry leader in helping providers drive down costs through standardization. Since the program’s inception, Novation has paid more than $1 billion in rebate value to the members it serves.

“By reducing variation, hospitals can make a big impact for their organizations and patients in purchasing high quality products at lower costs,” said Brandy Reed, director, IMPACT Standardization Programs, Novation. “That’s one of the reasons we recently refreshed the name of our program to IMPACT Standardization. It also reflects our efforts to continue adding opportunities for greater savings, such as the new Food and Bedside Care programs.”

The following is a list of the organizations and awards:

Participation Leaders     Executive Saving Leaders

Allina Health
Altru Health System
Anderson Regional Medical Center
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Atchison Hospital
Baptist Health
Beauregard Memorial Hospital
Beloit Health System
Bryan Health
Centra Health, Inc
CentraCare Health System
Cheshire Medical Center
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Comanche County Memorial Hospital
Community Health Network Inc
Cook Children's Medical Center
Coosa Valley Medical Center
CoxHealth
Crozer-Keystone Health System
Deaconess Health System
Essentia Health
Excela Health
Flagler Hospital
Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services
Forrest General Hospital
Freeman Health System
Froedtert Health, Inc.
Grady Memorial Hospital
Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital
Great Plains Regional Medical Center
Hays Medical Center
Houston Healthcare
Hunterdon Healthcare System
Jackson County Memorial Hospital
Jennings American Legion Hospital
King's Daughters' Health
Labette Health
Lake Region Healthcare
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Liberty Hospital
Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital
Mayo Clinic
Memorial Hospital - Belleville, IL
Mount Auburn Hospital
Nash Health Care Systems
Nebraska Methodist Health System, Inc.
NewYork - Presbyterian Hospital
Norman Regional Health System
OhioHealth
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Parkview Health
Partners HealthCare System
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System
ProHealth Care, Inc
Rice Memorial Hospital
Ridgeview Medical Center
Saint Luke's Health System
Salina Regional Health Center
San Juan Regional Medical Center
Sanford Health
Schneck Medical Center
Scottsdale Healthcare
Sierra View District Hospital
Southeast Georgia Health System
Southern Illinois Healthcare
Southern New Hampshire Health System
St Luke's Health System
St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital
St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Summit Health
Tampa General Hospital
ThedaCare, Inc.
TMC HealthCare
Trinity Health
UAB Hospital
UAB Medical West
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Valley Health System
Vidant Health
WakeMed
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
Wilson Memorial Hospital
Wyoming Medical Center
Yale New Haven Health Services Corp.

$1 Million or more
Allina Health
BJC HealthCare
Emory Healthcare
Los Angeles County Department
of Health Services
Mayo Clinic
MedStar Health, Inc.
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
NewYork - Presbyterian Hospital
OhioHealth
Partners HealthCare System
Providence Health & Services
Sanford Health
The Ohio State University Wexner
Medical Center
Yale New Haven Health Services Corp.

$500,000
Baptist Health
Community Health Network, Inc
Covenant Health
CoxHealth
Essentia Health
Froedtert Health, Inc.
Greenville Health System
Indiana University Health
INTEGRIS Health, Inc.
Lifespan
MaineHealth
Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital
MultiCare Health System
Novant Health
Oakwood Healthcare
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Saint Luke's Health System
Scottsdale Healthcare
Spectrum Health System
St Luke's Health System
Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Sutter Health
Tampa General Hospital
UAB Hospital
UCLA Health System
UF Health
University of Colorado Health
University of Kentucky Hospital
University of Pennsylvania Health System
University of Wisconsin Hospital
and Clinics Authority
Vidant Health
WakeMed
WellStar Health System

$250,000
Abington Memorial Hospital
Akron General Health System
Albany Medical Center
Allina Health
Altru Health System
Anderson Regional Medical Center
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center/
County of San Bernardino
Atchison Hospital
Baptist Health
Beaumont Health System
Beauregard Memorial Hospital
Beloit Health System
Bryan Health
Centra Health, Inc
CentraCare Health System
Cheshire Medical Center
Comanche County Memorial Hospital
Community Health Network, Inc
Coosa Valley Medical Center
CoxHealth
Crozer-Keystone Health System
Deaconess Health System
Essentia Health
Excela Health
Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services
Forrest General Hospital
Freeman Health System
Froedtert Health, Inc.
Grady Memorial Hospital
Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital
Great Plains Regional Medical Center
Harborview Medical Center
Hays Medical Center
HealthPartners
Houston Healthcare
Hunterdon Healthcare System
Jackson County Memorial Hospital
Jennings American Legion Hospital
JPS Health Network
King's Daughters' Health
Labette Health
Lake Region Healthcare
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Legacy Health
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Liberty Hospital
Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital
Mayo Clinic
Medical University of South Carolina
Memorial Hospital - Belleville, IL
Mount Auburn Hospital
Nash Health Care Systems
Nebraska Methodist Health System, Inc.
NewYork - Presbyterian Hospital
Norman Regional Health System
OhioHealth
Oregon Health & Sciences University
Palmetto Health
Parkview Health
Partners HealthCare System
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System
ProHealth Care Inc
Rice Memorial Hospital
Ridgeview Medical Center
Saint Luke's Health System
Salina Regional Health Center
San Juan Regional Medical Center
Sanford Health
Schneck Medical Center
Scottsdale Healthcare
Sierra View District Hospital
Southeast Georgia Health System
Southern Illinois Healthcare
Southern New Hampshire Health System
St Luke's Health System
St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital
St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Summit Health
The University of Chicago Medicine
The University of Kansas Hospital
ThedaCare, Inc.
TMC HealthCare
Trinity Health
UC Davis Medical Center
UC San Diego Health System
UCSF Medical Center
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
(UAMS) Medical Center
University of Mississippi Health Care
University of Pennsylvania Health System
University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
University of Virginia Health System
University of Washington Medical Center
UNM Hospitals
Valley Health System
Vidant Health
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
WakeMed
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
Wyoming Medical Center
Yale New Haven Health Services Corp.
 

About Novation

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.

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