April 23, 2014

Novation, a leading health care supply chain and contracting company for VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista, LLC, has recognized Herman Miller Healthcare as one of their “Suppliers of the Year” for 2013. Herman Miller Healthcare was selected as Novation’s top supplier in the “Capital & Imaging Supplier” category.

Novation recognized the top suppliers in 27 different categories during an awards presentation at the Novation Supplier Summit that took place in Las Vegas, March 31 through April 2.

“There were 250 companies in the Capital & Imaging Supplier category, including outstanding organizations such as Philips and Siemens, so we’re honored that Novation selected Herman Miller as their top supplier,” said Phyllis Goetz, EDAC, PVDN, Director, Healthcare Strategic Programs and Services. “This is a reflection of our team’s efforts to meet and exceed our clients’ and partners’ needs and expectations on a daily basis.

Novation was established January 1, 1998, when VHA® and University System Consortium (UHC), two national health care alliances, consolidated their supply contracting functions. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation acts as the contracting services company for members, associates and affiliates of both alliances, to help them manage and reduce supply costs.

Novation provides group purchasing services for its members which include 2,431 acute-care hospitals representing 487,191 beds and 15,903,325 annual admissions.

About Herman Miller’s Healthcare Businesses
Herman Miller Healthcare brings together the comprehensive offerings of Herman Miller, Geiger and Nemschoff, to help healthcare organizations and their partners create environments for people to work well, get well, and live well. Driven by a deep commitment to research-based, problem-solving design, they collaborate with industry thought leaders and world class designers to inspire, develop, and manufacture innovative furnishings and equipment centered on the needs of the people who work throughout healthcare systems. With 80 years of combined healthcare industry experience, and a team of clinical and workplace strategists, Herman Miller Healthcare's solutions improve the work experience and performance of professionals wherever care is delivered, supported or administered.