IRVING, Texas, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, leading health care supply chain expertise and contracting company for the members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association, and Provista LLC, is pleased to announce that it has awarded new Clinical Equipment Maintenance Services agreements to five of the market's leading suppliers.
The agreements are awarded to ABM, Aramark, Crothall Facilities Management, Philips Healthcare and Sodexo Operations.
Equipment maintenance can be a large expenditure for health care facilities. Novation's agreements offer industry-leading choice and savings for comprehensive equipment management solutions that cover hospitals' clinical, biomedical and diagnostic equipment. In addition, the services are fully customizable at the local level, based on the needs of the individual facility. And by taking advantage of the Novation agreements, health care members can decrease equipment downtime and increase overall efficiencies.
"Not only do these agreements offer choice and flexibility in equipment maintenance, but also the members served by Novation can realize significant savings and value," says Jenifer Axline, vice president, purchased services, "Providing high-quality patient care in the most cost-efficient manner possible is more important to hospitals than ever before. And these agreements help the health care organizations we serve accomplish this goal."
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 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 www.novationco.com and follow @NovationNews