Smiths Medical, a leading global manufacturer of specialty medical devices, announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract by Novation, a leading health care services company serving the members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista LLC., to be a provider for specialty infusion systems.

The award, to be comprised of the entire Smiths Medical specialty infusion portfolio, including pumps and disposables, will support members served by Novation.

Working with Novation to provide innovative medical device solutions, enhance patient outcomes, and improve the total cost of care is at the core of Smiths Medical’s purpose," says Jeff Brown, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Smiths Medical.

"We’re excited about continuing our longstanding relationship with Novation while assisting healthcare providers deliver the highest possible patient care."

Smiths Medical’s specialty infusion portfolio includes industry-leading devices such as Medfusion® syringe pumps, CADD®-Solis and CADD®-Solis VIP ambulatory infusion pumps for acute care, alternate care and home infusion needs.

The Medfusion syringe pumps are recognized for eliminating errors in medication delivery, offering a flexible, accurate solution to patients in pediatric and neonatal intensive care, adult critical care and operating room settings. The CADD-Solis and CADD-Solis VIP ambulatory pumps provide reliable performance in a compact, lightweight and easy to use device.

Specializing in Infusion Systems, Vascular Access, Vital Care, and Specialty Products & Services, Smiths Medical’s products are found in hospital, emergency, home and specialty care environments, and are used during critical and intensive care, surgery, post-operative care and for support in managing chronic illness.

The company has operations in over 30 countries, with sales to approximately 120 markets, and more than 7,800 employees worldwide.

Smiths Medical is a leading global manufacturer of specialty medical devices that provides innovative and lifesaving solutions for world’s healthcare markets in the areas of Infusion Systems, Vascular Access, Vital Care, and Specialty Products & Services.

Smiths Medical is part of Smiths Group, a world leader in the practical application of technologies, delivering products and services for the threat & contraband detection, medical device, energy and communications markets worldwide. Smiths Group employs over 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.