SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARUP Laboratories, a leading reference laboratory and a nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology, recently announced it has been awarded a new multi-source group-purchasing agreement for commercial/national reference lab testing services with Novation, the nation's leading healthcare services company, which serves members and affiliates of VHA Inc. and UHC, including two national healthcare alliances: Children's Hospital Association, an alliance of the nation's leading pediatric facilities, and Provista LLC.
"ARUP has been a supplier partner of Novation's for 15 years, and we are thrilled to continue our relationship. During this period, Novation has recognized ARUP with a Service of Excellence Award for providing high-quality service to UHC members. Novation is dedicated to providing its member alliances with increased savings opportunities for commercial/national reference lab testing services, allowing for better diagnostic decisions to thrive in the new era of healthcare," says Julie Altwies, Sr. VP and director of sales at ARUP. "As part of an academic medical institution, ARUP has deeply invested in patient safety and a network of utilization tools that support and drive client education, knowledge-sharing, and access to leading expertise."
Novation's affiliation with the Children's Hospital Association, an alliance of the nation's leading pediatric facilities, parallels ARUP's commitment and expertise in providing services to pediatric hospitals nationwide. "We are focused on cost-effective, high-quality services, ultimately leading to improved patient care," says Nancy Andes, Sr. VP and director of marketing at ARUP.
About ARUP Laboratories
Founded in 1984, ARUP Laboratories is a leading national reference laboratory and a nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. ARUP offers more than 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to esoteric molecular and genetic assays. ARUP serves clients across the United States, including many of the nation's top university teaching hospitals and children's hospitals, as well as multihospital groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing organizations, military and other government facilities, and major clinics. In addition, ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, led by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology®.
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