Teleflex Named Novation’s 2011 Medical Surgical Supplier of the Year

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has been awarded Novation’s 2011 Medical Surgical Supplier of the Year.

Teleflex was distinguished out of hundreds of other suppliers to win the award, which recognizes one outstanding medical-surgical products supplier that has consistently provided exceptional customer service and a continued dedication to increasing the value and reliability of their products and services. It is a constant goal of Teleflex to provide high quality medical devices that enhance patient outcomes.

“This is a huge honor,” said Doug Handa, Vice President, National Accounts, Teleflex. “Our focus on providing the best possible customer service is very important to us, so we are very proud to be recognized by Novation for the value we bring to the industry.”

About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Limerick, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,500 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 130 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at

About Novation

Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Tex, 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 products and services 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, and is the only health care group purchasing organization to earn this distinction.

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Jake Elguicze
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