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Novation Extends PDC Healthcare’s Agreement for Labeling Products

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Novation Extends PDC Healthcare’s Agreement for Labeling Products

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Valencia, CA ( Sep. 13, 2013) PDC Healthcare, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, announced today that its Healthcare Labeling Agreement has been extended by Novation, the leading healthcare supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc, UHC, Children’s Hospital Association, and Provista, LLC. The new extended contract is effective through July 31, 2014 and encompasses all of PDC Healthcare’s labeling products under the National Agreement and the NOVAPLUS brand.

The extended contract provides the members served by Novation with direct access to PDC Healthcare’s complete line of healthcare labeling products, including stock medical labels, stock medical tapes, software compatible system labels, custom labels, blood bank labels, color-coded & date labels, patient charge & tray track labels and ribbons, and supplies for label printing equipment.

Another benefit to this agreement is the inclusion of The St. John Companies family of labeling products. PDC Healthcare acquired The St. John Companies in 2010 and the extended contract expands the label line product offering of both stock and custom labels including laboratory labels, pharmacy labels and sterile medication labels.

PDC Healthcare products are used throughout every major hospital function to help organizations prevent medical errors to increase patient safety and financial performance, while maintaining compliance with important patient safety regulations. These include The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Stage 2 Meaningful Use Requirements, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patient identification.

“We are thrilled to broaden our collaboration with such a highly-reputable organization as Novation,” said Tracey Carpentier, President of PDC. “We have partnered with Novation for 15 years to help hospitals improve the safety and care of patients, streamline operations, improve clinical outcomes, and enhance the overall patient experience.”

About PDC

With more than 55 years of experience, PDC connects people, products, and technology through innovative ID systems that deliver superior customer experiences worldwide. PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, and imaging systems. The company serves the healthcare, leisure & entertainment, and law enforcement industries. A pioneer of innovative technologies, PDC introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.

PDC products are used in leading hospitals worldwide and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. Complying with ISO 9001 standards, PDC follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit

On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.

About Novation

Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, Children’s Hospital Association, an alliance of the nation’s leading pediatric facilities, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC, and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase approximately $43 billion in 2012. Novation has earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance. Novation was also named on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list, and is the only company in the health care industry to earn both distinctions for two consecutive years. To learn more about Novation, please visit and follow @NovationNews.

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