AzHHA’s affiliated partner Vizient Inc. announced this week its agreement with Encompass Group, LLC for its Novaplus Enhanced Supply Program that will increase the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), enabling access to 40 million Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation level 3 disposable isolation gowns annually to its member hospitals. The agreement also includes other essential PPE including disposable bouffant caps and shoe covers.
As a result of this agreement, Encompass expects to begin manufacturing in the U.S. in 2021. In the interim, they will continue to utilize manufacturing lines created in Mexico earlier this year in partnership with Vizient.
For more information about the Novaplus Enhanced Supply Program, contact Novaplus@vizientinc.com.