Medline Signs New Patient Care Plastics Agreement with Novation

Deal expected to deliver significant savings and efficiencies to members

MUNDELEIN, Ill.--()--Medline announced that Novation, the leading healthcare services company for VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista, LLC, awarded the leading healthcare supplier with a new three-year national agreement for patient care plastics products.

In the agreement, Medline will help Novation drive cost savings and efficiencies to the more than 100,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista, LLC, including hospitals, surgery centers, long-term care facilities, physician offices, clinics and other non-acute care facilities. Medline will offer members its self-manufactured patient care plastics, including basins, bed pans and urinals, under the NOVAPLUS® label. NOVAPLUS® is Novation’s private label brand of pharmacy and medical-surgical products that offers additional savings to members for high-quality products.

Medline will help provide savings by distributing its self-manufactured patient care plastics, made at its Mundelein, Ill. headquarters, direct to healthcare facilities from its more than 40 distribution centers throughout the country. Medline will also deliver cost savings and efficiencies by driving product standardization and utilization solutions, as well as providing enhanced reporting capabilities to help facilities better monitor and control costs.

“Medline’s manufacturer-direct model will provide the members we serve with cost-effective, high quality products that will not only help them reduce their costs, but also standardize their products, which will help members increase their efficiency and productivity,” said Kathryn Kimbrell, director of NOVAPLUS brand management.

About Medline

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of quality medical supplies and services, Medline offers healthcare products and services that drive value through tailored solutions across the continuum of care. Named one of the country’s "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” the company is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,200 dedicated sales representatives to support its broad product line and cost management services. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on a variety of social media channels.

Contacts

Medline
John Marks, (847) 643-3309
jmarks@medline.com

Contacts

Medline
John Marks, (847) 643-3309
jmarks@medline.com