all press releases

  • 02/25/14
    UHC welcomes Neal Peyser to the newly established role of vice president, Health Systems and Payer Solutions. Peyser will be responsible for advancing innovative collaboration between major employers and academic medical centers focusing on the provision of more efficient episodes of complex health care."We are fortunate to have Neal joining us at UHC," said Tom Robertson, executive vice president, Member Relations and Insights. "Our economic research has shown academic medical centers to bemore...
  • 02/24/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced today that Russell F. Lewis has been appointed senior vice president and chief information and technology officer. In this new role, Lewis will lead VHA’s Technology and Development department and will oversee all projects related to the acquisition, installation and maintenance of major information systems and technology initiatives across VHA’s family of companies. “I ammore...
  • 02/24/14
    Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contacting company, today announced the release of its latest Drug Price Forecast Summary Report. The semi-annual report provides pharmacy leaders with information and support resources to aide in the development of critical annual budget projections. According to the latest information, Novation estimates the average cost of pharmaceuticals for purchases from Julymore...
  • 02/18/14
    To help hospitals understand trends in bariatric care, Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company, today issued its latest Bariatric Report. Based on a survey in late 2013 of U.S. health care providers, the report finds overall increases in bariatric surgeries, continued use of minimally invasive procedures and a greater focus on prevention based on health care reform. In the most recentmore...
  • 02/18/14
    UHC, an alliance of 120 academic medical centers and 299 of their affiliated hospital organizations, announces the appointment of 5 new members to its Governing Board. "We are pleased to welcome these distinguished new board members to an exceptional group of leaders on our Governing Board," said Irene M. Thompson, UHC's president and chief executive officer. "Through the continued strong leadership and support of UHC's member boards,more...
  • 02/05/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced today it has received the 2013 Distinguished Service Citation from Keep America Beautiful for its community improvement efforts. VHA was nominated for the national award by Keep Irving Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful. The award was presented on Feb. 4 at the Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Charlotte, NC. Keepmore...
  • 02/03/14
    Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company, announced the availability of national Group Buy agreements that enable health care organizations to save up to 74 percent on capital equipment purchases. Novation, which serves the more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc. UHC, Children’s Hospital Association, and Provista, LLC, has helped hospitals save almost $700 million on moremore...
  • 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...