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February 2, 2011
TUSTIN, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 – Continuing its commitment to offer the highest-quality products and services to hospitals nationwide, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has signed an agreement with Novation, the leading healthcare supply contracting company, to offer Toshiba CT systems to the members of VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Provista, giving them access to all systems in Toshiba’s award-winning CT product line.
“Toshiba’s high customer service satisfaction ratings, coupled with our position as a CT technology leader, secured Novation’s decision to partner with us,” said Doug Larm, vice president, Enterprise Business Group, Toshiba. “Our dedication to lowering radiation dose and offering superior image quality helped with this first-ever contract with Novation.”
Novation, which awards contracts by modality, has signed a three-year contract with two one-year options with Toshiba for the CT modality.
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for more than 25,000 members of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), two national health care alliances, and 5,500 members of Provista, LLC, representing 28,000 sites. Novation provides alliance members contract and price management and spend management services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase nearly $40 billion in 2010.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a worldwide leader in technology, electronic and electrical products, digital consumer products, electronic devices and components, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today operates a global network of more than 742 companies with more than 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $68 billion. For more information, visit Toshiba’s website at www.medical.toshiba.com.