IRVING, Texas, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation applauds the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for hosting the White House discussion, "Greening America's Hospitals."
Today's discussion celebrates the health care industry's innovative success in adopting more sustainable practices. This event focuses on the economic and environmental benefits of greening hospitals, and features viewpoints ranging from senior Administration officials and policy experts to hospital administrators and supply chain professionals.
Efforts to reduce a hospital's environmental footprint can have a direct, positive effect on safety, patient care and health care worker well-being. Environmentally preferable purchasing leads to multiple benefits for all members of the health care supply chain. With few exceptions, projects that promote sustainable healthcare also save money. And, supporting suppliers who practice sustainable manufacturing perpetuates a culture of responsibility.
Novation is the supply chain expertise and contracting company for the nation's leading not-for-profit hospitals, pediatric facilities and academic medical centers. Novation has been an active advocate for the successful linkage between environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility and economic efficiencies.
Novation has a strong track record of supporting sustainability initiatives. For example, in October 2011, Novation announced its support of Practice Greenhealth's Greening the Supply Chain™ Initiative and its Standardized Environmental Questions for Medical Products. And Novation has been recognized by Practice Greenhealth's Champion for Change Award for nine consecutive years.
Today's discussion will occur from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT, and will be live-streamed on the White House website at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live.
About Novation, Winner of the Ethics Inside® Certification
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, Children's Hospital Association, an alliance of the nation's leading pediatric facilities, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC, and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase more than $40 billion in 2011. Novation recently earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance. Novation was also named on Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies list, and is the only company in the health care industry to earn both distinctions. To learn more about Novation, please visit www.novationco.com and follow @NovationNews.