IRVING, Texas, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise and contracting company for the members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista LLC, today announced that it has awarded cardiovascular agreements to industry leading suppliers.
The agreements are awarded to Abbott, Bard, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Advanced Medical Systems, Cook Medical, Covidien, DeRoyal, Marine Polymer, Medrad Interventional, Medtronic, Merit Medical, Oscor, St. Jude and Terumo. The cardiovascular product categories include cardiac rhythm management (CRM), electrophysiology (EP), coronary, peripheral vascular, neuro interventional and vascular closure. The agreements are effective for member hospitals beginning January 1, 2013.
The suppliers awarded in the individual categories are as follows:SupplierCRMEPCoronaryPeripheral VascularNeuro InterventionalVascular ClosureAbbottx
xAdvanced MedicalxCook MedicalxCovidienx
xDeRoyalxMarine PolymerxMedrad InterventionalxMedtronic
xx"Because cardiovascular procedures are such a vital part of their daily health care delivery, members will spend more than $3.5 billion in 2013 on cardiovascular products with these awarded suppliers," said Michael Vintges, vice president, physician preference, sourcing operations, Novation. "Our cardiovascular portfolio delivers choice and value through the breadth of products offered with the various market leaders. Novation is committed to providing the industry's strongest terms, conditions and overall value to the hospital members we serve. These agreements, negotiated through our member-driven public competitive bid process, offer member hospitals the products necessary to provide high-quality patient care."'/>"/>
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