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2014-07-16 20:23:33

CHICAGO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC announced today that Parkland Health & Hospital System has partnered with UHC and its supply contracting company, Novation, on a new three-year cost-saving initiative. UHC will provide a multitude of services and assistance, including UHC's comprehensive supply chain management suite--UHC Supply Chain Intelligence(TM)--to ensure the success of the initiative. UHC will continue to give Parkland access to Novation's price-competitive...

2014-06-24 12:28:48

UHC furthers its dedication to implementing new innovation solutions by extending relationship with AVIA CHICAGO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVIA - an organization dedicated to helping healthcare providers select and implement emerging technology solutions ­- announced the extension of its partnership with UHC, an alliance of 120 academic medical centers and 302 of their affiliated hospitals representing the nation's leading academic medical centers. With a mission of creating...

2014-06-04 20:21:58

CHICAGO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC announced today that its member academic centers achieved record supply chain savings and net value of more than $420 million in 2013. The savings include $136 million in patronage dividends returned to members and documented operational savings of $284 million. Members' participation in UHC's advanced analytics; assistance with physician preference items, supply utilization, and standardization; and the collaboration of member and UHC...

2014-05-19 20:21:57

CHICAGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Member hospitals participating in UHC's Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) have made significant improvements in patient care, resulting in the prevention of 23,105 harmful or undesirable hospital-related events and readmissions. UHC was selected in 2010 to serve as a HEN in the Partnership for Patients initiative being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS') Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Data from UHC's...

2014-04-14 16:25:36

CHICAGO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Ky., announced today that it has joined the supply chain collaborative established by the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Va., and VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va. In 2007, the two Virginia hospitals combined their purchasing efforts and began working with UHC and its supply contracting company, Novation. The University of Kentucky Hospital will now also benefit...

2014-03-18 16:25:40

CHICAGO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC celebrates 30 years of collaborating with leading academic medical centers nationwide to achieve and maintain world-class health care delivery. As a direct result of performance improvement initiatives and a commitment to following best practices as UHC members, academic medical centers have saved the lives of countless patients. UHC has become a nationally recognized leader in helping health care organizations achieve excellence in patient...

2014-02-25 12:28:21

CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC, an alliance of 120 academic medical centers and 299 of their affiliated hospital organizations, announces the appointment of 5 new members to its Governing Board. "We are pleased to welcome these distinguished new board members to an exceptional group of leaders on our Governing Board," said Irene M. Thompson, UHC's president and chief executive officer. "Through the continued strong leadership and support of UHC's member boards, UHC...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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