Morehead Partners with Supply Contracting Leader Novation for Employee and Physician Engagement Surveys.

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Novation's latest contract agreement makes Morehead the preferred provider of employee and physician engagement surveys and consulting for the more than 25,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, and 5,500 members of Provista, LLC.

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Morehead Associates, Inc. has signed a sole source agreement for its employee and physician engagement surveys with Novation, the healthcare industry's leading supply contracting company. The Novation agreement makes Morehead the preferred provider of employee and physician engagement surveys and consulting for the more than 25,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, and 5,500 members of Provista, LLC.

"We are very pleased to formalize a 'preferred supplier' relationship with this prestigious organization," says Brad Morton, Morehead's Senior Vice President of Product Management. "Morehead's data-driven approach to helping our clients create and maintain an engaged workforce will benefit Novation's performance-focused members."

Morehead will offer the members served by Novation an extensive array of customized surveys and consulting to measure and drive employee and physician engagement. In addition, Morehead will provide its extensive suite of employee normative benchmarks to help interpret survey results and prioritize improvement initiatives. These national acute and ambulatory care benchmarks are drawn from Morehead's extensive client base, which includes over 45% of the U.S. News and World Report's Honor Roll Hospitals.

"Research shows that engaged employees and physicians are closely linked to positive business outcomes such as patient satisfaction, safety, quality healthcare, and financial growth," adds Morton.

The members of VHA, UHC and Provista will have access to Morehead's online action planning tools, healthcare best practices, and performance consulting to implement proposed activities to increase engagement among their employees and physicians.

About Novation:
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for more than 25,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, and 5,500 members of Provista, LLC, representing more than 30,000 sites. Novation provides alliance members sourcing, 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 $40 billion in 2010.
For more information about Novation, visit http://www.NovationCo.com.

About Morehead:
Morehead is a market leader in providing surveys, research, and consulting services to the healthcare industry for the purpose of creating an engaged workforce. Morehead has more than 30 years experience and offers products and expertise built on robust data and norms from their substantial client base of hospitals and healthcare systems. The Charlotte based company is known for its superior customer service and partnerships with clients nationwide. Morehead's focus is helping clients drive quality-focused, cost-effective, and patient-centered healthcare through an engaged workforce.
For more information, visit http://www.MoreheadAssociates.com or stay connected with Morehead via the Morehead Blog, http://www.MoreheadAssociates.com/blog.

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