IRVING, Texas, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company, was recently honored as one of 2013's "Best of the Best" by DiversityComm, Inc.'s Black EOE Journal for its supplier diversity program.
Each year, DiversityComm, Inc. and its four diversity magazines conduct evaluations of select organizations across the country to identify the "Best of the Best" in relation to outreach and accessibility to minority populations.
"Supplier diversity not only creates new opportunities for minority-owned organizations and their local communities, it also benefits healthcare organizations by fostering the competition needed to deliver cost-effective, new products to treat patients," said Mark Cartwright, Sr. Director, Supplier Diversity, Novation. "We are proud to be recognized for our program and our efforts to create a truly inclusive supply chain."
Novation's Supplier Diversity Program works with Diverse Suppliers — certified Minority, Woman or Veteran Business Enterprise (MWVBE) — to encourage economic development and provide its member organizations with new innovations and breakthrough technologies. Through Novation's Supplier Diversity program, businesses receive access to support and networking opportunities which raises their visibility among hospitals and helps them to connect with prospective customers.
About Novation, Winner of the Ethics Inside® Certification
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members and affiliates 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 approximately $43 billion in 2012. Novation has 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 for two consecutive years. To learn more about Novation, please visit http://www.novationco.com and follow @NovationNews.