SOURCE: Novation

February 12, 2007 09:00 ET

Novation Launches National Group Buy for Imaging Equipment

Novation's Group Buys Saved Alliance Members More Than $34 Million in 2006

IRVING, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 12, 2007 -- Novation has launched a national group buy for imaging equipment to help health care facilities save money on major equipment purchases. Novation group buys provide alliance members with additional savings beyond Novation's contract prices.

"The group buys have been an overwhelming success with alliance members," said Denise Rubin, senior director, capital and facilities. "Health care facilities that participated in the program last year saved more than $34 million."

The imaging equipment group buy is in effect now through April 30, 2007, and includes the following equipment:

           Equipment                        Supplier
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Computed Tomography                         GE
Scanners

MRI Scanners
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Mammography Equipment                       Hologic

Mini C-Arms
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Injection Systems Equipment                 Medrad
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Surgical C-Arms                             Siemens
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Ultrasound Equipment                        SonoSite
Based on member feedback, the group buys now include value beyond discounted equipment prices. Some of the additional value features include discounts on extended service agreements, extended warranties, and training.

Since the inception of its national Group Buy Program in April 2005, Novation has helped alliance members save more than $64 million.

Additional group buys will be announced throughout the year.

About Novation

Based in Irving, Texas, Novation is the leading health care contracting services company, delivering unmatched savings and value to nearly 2,500 members of VHA Inc. and the University Health System Consortium (UHC), two national health care alliances. Through its competitive bid process, Novation develops and manages contracts with more than 500 suppliers, both large and small. By combining scale and agility with clinical knowledge and product expertise, Novation offers the most extensive range of innovative contracting services, including: contract development, contract and supplier management, custom contracting, enhanced savings programs, online contract management and analytical tools, order management and online supplier connectivity. VHA and UHC members used Novation's contracts to purchase more than $25 billion in supplies in 2005.

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