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2011-05-17 12:39:00

IRVING, Texas, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Allina Hospitals & Clinics, which serves patients throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, has simplified its commodity supply management strategies with the help of VHA Inc, the national health care network and Novation, VHA's supply contracting company. Novation launched its new committed portfolio in January of 2011. This portfolio offers savings on a variety of high-spend commodity categories, including medical/surgical products,...

2011-04-22 09:30:00

IRVING, Texas, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care supply contracting company, announced today the addition of BIOTRONIK (Lake Oswego, OR) to its Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices portfolio. This new 30-month agreement represents the first collaboration between the respective organizations. Effective April 15, 2011, the collaboration between Novation and BIOTRONIK will open access to products with many new options for the members of VHA Inc., the...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'