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Novation Names AMN Healthcare its 2011 'Purchased Services Supplier of the Year'

March 2, 2012
AMN Lauded for Contract Growth, Strategic Involvement

SAN DIEGO, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the healthcare industry's leading supply contracting organization for members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC and Provista, has named AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AHS) Novation's 2011 "Purchased Services Supplier of the Year" award winner.  The award was presented at Novation's annual Supplier Summit in February. These awards are given in recognition of an organization's superior service and resulting value provided to the members served by Novation.


"AMN Healthcare was recognized for delivering innovative solutions in workforce management, along with its commitment to quality of service and positive results for the members we serve," said David Gillan, vice president of purchased services at Novation. "AMN's commitment to the VHA, UHC and Provista membership aligns with Novation's mission to provide excellent service, reliability and dedication."

"We are honored to be recognized by Novation," said Bob Livonius, AMN Healthcare's workforce solutions president. "We understand that the members Novation serves have a choice when it comes to their managed services supplier and being selected for 2011 by more of these key decision-makers at healthcare systems and organizations is a testament to our focus on delivering industry-leading value and quality," Livonius added.

AMN Healthcare provides innovative healthcare workforce solutions to healthcare organizations, which includes its highly-recognized managed services program. The program allows healthcare organizations to benefit from streamlined quality workforce services coupled with cost and operational efficiencies for long-term financial and patient care success.

Criteria used for the purchased services award include consideration of the value delivered to members, high-quality member support and service, and participation and support of Novation's strategic initiatives designed to meet member needs. 

AMN was recognized among other prestigious Novation 2011 award winners including Phillips Healthcare, Kimberly-Clark, Siemens Healthcare and Sagent Pharmaceuticals.

About Novation

Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading healthcare supply contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national healthcare alliances, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, TX, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase more than $40 billion in 2011. Novation recently earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from the Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance, and is the only healthcare GPO to earn this distinction.

About AMN Healthcare Services

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., is the nation's innovator in healthcare workforce solutions, including managed services programs, recruitment process outsourcing solutions, recruitment and placement of healthcare professionals into temporary and permanent positions, and consulting services. Clients include acute-care hospitals, government facilities, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, and a host of other healthcare settings. AMN achieves unparalleled access to quality healthcare talent through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of compelling career-building opportunities offered to healthcare professionals.  For more information, visit


Wendy Newman, senior vice president, marketing



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