all press releases

  • 02/18/15
    UHC members achieved more than $450 million in supply chain savings and net value in 2014, marking the highest-performing year to date. The savings included more than $142 million in patronage dividends returned to members and documented operational savings of more than $300 million.The growth in member savings is attributable to many factors, including higher-volume purchasing through UHC’s supply contracting company, Novation; greater adoption of UHC’s advanced analytics; and membermore...
  • 02/03/15
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, and UHC, the alliance of the nation's leading not-for-profit academic medical centers, today announced an agreement to combine into a single organization that will be the largest member-owned health care company in the country. VHA and UHC's combined breadth and depth of data and analytics will provide members unparalleled insight into improving the quality and total cost of care. The combined organization will offer superior access to leadingmore...
  • 01/29/15
    Novation, the leading health care services company, announce today that its national Group Buys for the first period of 2015 were launched Jan. 1, 2015, and will be effective through March 31. Novation’s Group Buys provide significant savings and value-added benefits to the participating members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista by combining member purchasing volume to maximize savings opportunities. Inmore...
  • 01/28/15
    UHC welcomes Scott Pecore and Mary Starr as regional vice presidents of UHC Supply Chain Service Delivery.Pecore and Starr will be responsible for helping members lower supply chain costs while increasing efficiency and improving quality of care. They will work with members to identify contracting opportunities to reduce supply chain spend by using the portfolios of UHC and its supply contracting company, Novation. Pecore and Starr will develop, direct, and lead multidisciplinary teams ofmore...
  • 01/14/15
    B'nai B'rith International announces Irene M. Thompson, president and CEO of the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) as recipient of the National Healthcare Award, which has recognized outstanding leaders in the health care field for more than 30 years. A gala award dinner will be held in her honor on June 22 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago. For three decades, B'nai B'rith has underscored the outstanding work of health caremore...
  • 01/07/15
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, today announced it has completed the acquisition of assets of Medical Development Specialists, LLC (“MDS”), a health care consulting firm located in Torrance, Calif., known in the industry as MDS Consulting. “MDS is a well-respected company with deep industry expertise and a track record for designing effective business transformation strategies for even the most complex health caremore...