Cardinal Health has signed a five-year supply agreement with Novation, one of the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations
DUBLIN, Ohio, Sept. 28, 2009 — Cardinal Health today announced that it has signed a five-year, sole-source laboratory products supply agreement with Novation, one of the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations.
The agreement is effective Oct. 1 and runs through 2014. Under the terms of the deal, Cardinal Health will be the exclusive provider of laboratory products to Novation’s clinical acute members, which includes hospital laboratories, core labs, blood banks and reference laboratories. This will include service to all VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Provista customers.
“Over the last several years, Cardinal Health has built a solid partnership with Novation’s members through our previous sole-source lab agreement, and we look forward to strengthening this relationship by continuing to provide excellent product selection and service to their members,” said Lisa Ashby, senior vice president and general manager for Cardinal Health’s Laboratory business.
Cardinal Health has supported the clinical laboratory setting for more than 50 years. As part of its commitment to offering leading-edge capabilities, Cardinal Health also offers clinical labs supply chain expertise, product delivery and packaging systems, procedure-based delivery systems, distributor/dealer networks and e-business partnerships.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a Fortune 18 health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals and ambulatory care sites focus on patient care while reducing costs, improving efficiency and quality, and increasing profitability. As one of the largest health care companies in the world, Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 40,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation’s largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com.