Novation Recognizes AmerisourceBergen as 2014 Supplier Award Winner

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AmerisourceBergen was named 2014 Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year and Acute Distributor of the Year.

AmerisourceBergen, a global healthcare solutions leader, was named the 2014 Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year and the Acute Distributor of the Year by Novation, the leading healthcare services company for more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista LLC. The awards were announced at Novation’s fifth annual Supplier Summit meeting in Las Vegas, which brought together more than 1,500 healthcare suppliers.

The Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year honor is awarded to a supplier that embodies Mark McKenna’s commitment to the alliance members Novation serves and continues his legacy of putting hospitals and patients first. The Acute Distributor of the Year is awarded to a distributor that has demonstrated significant year-over-year growth and is fully engaged and invested in Novation’s day-to-day operations as well as the Alliance staff to ensure the success of their contracts.

“We recognize that all of our contracted suppliers work tirelessly to bring value to the members and affiliates we serve through their products and services. The companies recognized as winners truly represent the best-of-the best,” said Pete Allen, Novation’s executive vice president, sales and marketing.

As part of its commitment to meet customer needs in the evolving healthcare marketplace AmerisourceBergen has invested more than $1 billion over the last ten years to the distribution network and IT systems that handle nearly 35 percent of all of the pharmaceuticals sold and distributed throughout the country. These ongoing investments reinforce AmerisourceBergen’s commitment to a secure supply chain that enables the company’s customers to provide products to patients in a safe, timely and efficient manner

“We’re humbled to receive these prestigious awards, and they serve as a source of inspiration to continue to evolve our business to better meet the challenges that face our customers and the patients and care providers we ultimately support,” said Robert Mauch, executive vice president and president of AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation. “Beyond our innovative and growing distribution network, we believe AmerisourceBergen is a true healthcare solutions leader leveraging our unique expertise in the industry to support our customers as they execute on their strategies.”

More than 80 nominees were recognized in 30 different categories including compliance, diversity, food and nutrition, environmental excellence, medical/surgical products, pediatrics, pharmacy, and technology. AmerisourceBergen was named the 2011 Pharmacy Distributor of the Year by Novation.

About AmerisourceBergen

AmerisourceBergen is one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies, helping both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers improve patient access to products and enhance patient care. With services ranging from drug distribution and niche premium logistics to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, AmerisourceBergen delivers innovative programs and solutions across the pharmaceutical supply channel in human medicine and animal health. With over $120 billion in annual revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs approximately 16,000 people. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #16 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information, go to

About Novation, Recipient of the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Inside Certification

Novation is the nation’s leading healthcare services company, focused on revolutionizing operational performance for more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista LLC. Novation’s progressive approach to cost performance, data and intelligence, and integrated advisory solutions helps healthcare providers envision and advance new models of cost-effective, high-quality care. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Novation is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior and twice has been honored with the Ethisphere Institute’s coveted Ethics Inside® Certification, and has been named four years consecutively to Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list. To learn more about Novation, please visit and follow @NovationNews on Twitter.

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