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Novation Named to the World’s Most Ethical Companies List for Four Years in a Row

Novation has been named by the Ethisphere® Institute, the leading international organization defining and advancing ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company.® It is the fourth straight year in a row for Novation to receive this honor. The World’s Most Ethical Company list recognizes… More >
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VHA IMPERATIV® Advantage Collaborative Targets Zero Preventable Venous Thromboembolism

As a longtime orthopedic nurse, Amy Helmuth, RN, MS, FACHE, director of performance improvement at PinnacleHealth System, Harrisburg, Pa., has seen how dangerous venous thromboembolism (VTE) can be for a patient. Without warning, a clot in the leg can break loose and cause a life-threatening… More >
Supply Chain Management

How Would You Know if Supply Chain Operations Performance is Your Organization’s Blind Spot?

Blind spots can prevent you from seeing what’s really going on. Recent VHA research shows that many hospital leaders don’t have the vision to realize that their supply chain operations must be a primary area of focus. It’s critical that its performance be strong enough… More >

Regional Focus

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VHA Central Atlantic Awards Spotlight Outstanding Member Performance

VHA Central Atlantic honored hospitals and health systems for achieving clinical quality and supply chain performance excellence during 2014. Health systems in VHA Central Atlantic are in the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The awards were announced… More >
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VHA Mid-Atlantic Spotlights Top Performers in Clinical Quality and Patient Safety with APEX Awards

Recognizing health care organizations in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for extraordinary achievement of clinical quality and patient safety, the VHA Mid-Atlantic regional office has announced its 2014 Achieving Patient Care Excellence (APEX) award winners. A total of 12 organizations received awards out of… More >
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VHA Southeast’s Lean Six Sigma Network Delivers Resources to Foster Change

VHA Southeast realized there’s a wealth of resources for one to learn the fundamentals of Lean and Six Sigma. That’s why the region took a novel approach when establishing its network focusing on what it takes to change a culture. “Our members asked us to… More >
  • Hospital-backed SGR Repeal Looks Set to Clear Congress.

    Washington-Update-72The House of Representatives voted March 26 to approve legislation that repeals the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for Medicare physician reimbursement. The bill (H.R. 2) was approved overwhelmingly in the House by a 392-37 vote. Despite the widespread bipartisan support, the Senate elected to… More >

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