Suture Express Awarded New Distribution Agreement with Novation

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Members Gain Broader Access to Specialty Distribution of Suture, Endomechanical and Related Surgical Products

We are excited to work with Novation and the member associations it serves.

Suture Express, Inc. today announced it has been awarded a new agreement for specialty distribution of suture, endomechanical and related surgical products with Novation. Suture Express’ industry leading customer experience for suture and endomechanical product distribution will be available to all members served by Novation, including members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association, and Provista, LLC.

“We are excited to work with Novation and the member associations it serves,” said Jason Pedaci, Vice-president of Sales and Business Development at Suture Express. “We look forward to introducing these members to the transparent savings, fast service, and complete selection provided by Suture Express. Our performance in delivering Ethicon, Covidien, Teleflex and Applied Medical products to the right place at the right time with better than 99% fill rates is unmatched and we are thrilled to be able to be able to bring that experience to the members served by Novation.”

About Suture Express
Suture Express is the nation’s leading specialty distributor of suture, endomechanical and related surgical products, with more than 6,000 SKUs always in stock and ready to ship. The company’s centrally located operations enable rapid service and delivery to any provider in the U.S. Customers include independent hospitals and integrated delivery networks, as well as ambulatory surgery centers and clinics. To learn more about Suture Express, please visit

About Novation, Winner of the Ethics Inside® Certification
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members 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 more than $40 billion in 2011. Novation recently 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. To learn more about Novation, please visit the newly designed and follow @NovationNews.

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